In case, you haven’t noticed all the pink around you, October is breast cancer awareness month. While you may wish to show your support for the brave women who will fight breast cancer in their lifetime by purchasing pink products and making donations, you should research where your money will be going. Here are 5 organizations where you can feel confident that your dollars will be put to good use by funding research, education, and support.

  1. Breast Cancer Research Foundation – The Breast Cancer Research Foundation is a nonprofit organization committed to achieving prevention and a cure for breast cancer. The foundation provides critical funding for cancer research worldwide. They fuel advances in tumor biology, genetics, prevention, treatment, metastasis and survivorship. BCRF is the highest rated breast cancer charity in the United States. 88% of donations go to research and 3% go to awareness programs. The rest goes to overhead and administrative costs. 

    Donate to Breast Cancer Research Foundation here.

  2. Breast Cancer Prevention Partners – BCPP, formerly Breast Cancer Fund,  is a science-based advocacy organization that works to prevent breast cancer by eliminating exposure to toxic chemicals and radiation. BCPP has a long list of accomplishments including 78% of donations go directly toward their programmatic work to prevent breast cancer

    Donate to Breast Cancer Prevention Partners here.

  3. National Breast Cancer Coalition – The mission for NBCC is simple: know how to end breast cancer by January 1, 2020. NBCC’s advocacy has resulted in more than $2.89 billion of new federal dollars for breast cancer research. 83% of donations go towards their programs.

    Donate to National Breast Cancer Coalition here.

  4. Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation – Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation is dedicated to achieving a future without breast cancer by engaging the public and the scientific communities in innovative research. They spend 81% of their budget on programs and research

    Donate to Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation here.

  5. National Breast Cancer Foundation – The National Breast Cancer Foundation was founded in 1991 by breast cancer survivor, Janelle Hail. NBCF continues to grow every year to help more and more women around the world by educating them about breast cancer and providing free mammograms to women in need. 81% of donations go straight to their programs.

    Donate to National Breast Cancer Foundation here.

    Future Female Leaders is donating 50% of our net proceeds from our ThinkPink line to Breast Cancer Research Foundation, where 91% of funding goes directly to breast cancer research and awareness. Please consider supporting our campaign by purchasing our ThinkPink products here

    Stephanie F
    FFL Cabinet Member