Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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OCTOBER is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. myTalk 107.1 has put together a list of resources that include many local organizations who offer support to those who are battling this awful illness and a schedule of events so you can take action in the fight against Breast Cancer.


American Cancer Society – Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Making Strides walks are the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the nation, uniting communities with a shared determination to help free the world from the pain and suffering of breast cancer.


Angel Foundation

Twin Cities-based Angel Foundation provides emergency financial assistance, education and support to local adults with cancer and their families.

Breast Cancer Education Association

Breast Cancer Education Association’s mission is to educate the community by providing support and information about detection, diagnosis, treatment and survivorship. Their annual conference brings the community’s best medical and therapeutic breast health experts together for a day of learning on how to live as fully as possible when breast cancer touches your life.

Gilda’s Club – Twin Cities

Gilda’s Club is a Cancer Support Community where everyone living with cancer can come for social, emotional and psychological support. Gilda’s Club is run with the idea that no one should have to face cancer alone.

Hope Chest for Breast Cancer

Hope Chest’s purpose is to provide the quickest access to help with the most urgent emergency needs of local, financially challenged breast cancer patients. They have a mission of making a difference by lifting the burden.

Minnesota Cancer Alliance

The Minnesota Cancer Alliance is a broad partnership of organizations from across the state, all dedicated to reducing the burden of cancer from prevention and detection to treatment, survivorship, and end-of-life care.

National Breast Cancer Foundation

National Breast Cancer Foundation provides help and inspires hope to those affected by breast cancer through early detection, education and support services.

Open Arms

Open Arms of Minnesota is a nonprofit organization that cooks and delivers free meals tailored to meet the nutrition needs of individuals living with cancer and other life-threatening and chronic illnesses in the Twin Cities.

Pay It Forward Fund

A non-profit organization that helps patients pay their bills while they undergo treatment for breast and women’s cancers, covering essential living expenses so patients can focus on what’s really important – getting well.

SAGE – Minnesota Cancer Screening Programming from the MN Dept of Health

Sage Programs provide FREE mammograms, Pap tests, and colorectal cancer screening to those who qualify. Even if you have insurance, Sage can assist you in scheduling your appointment. Sage may even cover your costs for follow-up tests if needed. Call 1-888-6HEALTH to schedule your cancer screening appointment today!

Susan G. Komen for the Cure – Minnesota Affiliate

A mission to save lives by meeting the most critical needs in our communities and investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer.