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The Komen Mission:
To eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease by advancing research, education, screening, and treatment.

Agencies & Resources


LOCAL AGENCIES

American Cancer Society
949-261-9446
www.cancer.org
1940 E. Deere Ave., #100
Santa Ana, CA 92705
The American Cancer society has an information and Referral Helpline and provides written materials of all kinds to patients upon request. They have a Speakers Bureau that is available for community education programs on cancer issues of all kinds. Reach to Recovery has trained volunteers to provide one-on-one support and information to a breast cancer patient at any stage of her diagnosis or treatment. Temporary prostheses are provided for women facing mastectomy.
Look Good...Feel Better is a program that teaches cancer patients easy makeup tricks, skin care, and information on wigs, scarves and turbans to help cope with changes in appearance through treatment. Tell a Friend is a program where women encourage other women to get their mammograms. Road to Recovery uses volunteer drivers to take cancer patients to and from medical appointments. Individuals and companies participate in the campaign to purchase flowers for patients during Daffodil Days. Relay for Life is an overnight event involving teams of runners and walkers who raise money and awareness in the fight against cancer. Cancer survivors are honored by walking the first lap.

Breast Cancer Angels
714-891-1429
6889 Andrew Way, Cypress. CA 90630
E-mail: fdietiker@attbi.com
A nonprofit organization that networks with patient coordinators at breast centers and other support agencies to complete the circle of care for women in need because of financial hardship while going through breast cancer treatment. Funded by “Angel Club” members and individual donations.

Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment Program
1-800-824-0088
The Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment Program pays for breast and cervical cancer treatment to low-income and unisured women.

Breast Cancer Survivors
949-421-1206
www.bcsurviors.org
E-mail: bcsurvivors@yahoo.com
PMB 167 - 25422 Trabuco Road, #105
Lake Forest, CA 92630-2797
A nonprofit corporation formed to help breast cancer patients who are temporarily in need of financial help for basic living expenses. Also provides referrals to other support services. This organization is funded by donations and grants from foundations, corporate sponsors, and individuals who recognize this need.

CABCO - California Breast Cancer Organizations
www.cabco.org
Cabco is a state organization that focuses on legislative issues dealing with breast cancer.

California Society of Plastic Surgeons
1-800-722-2777
www.ca-soc-plasticsurgeons.com

Cancer Detection Program
1-800-511-2300
The Cancer Detection Program (formally known as BCEDP) pays for breast cancer screening and diagnosis for low-income women and uninsured women over the age of 40.

Celebration of Life Singers
714-842-0386 or 562-833-7410
13040 Coast Street (at the corner of Garden Grove Blvd.) Garden Grove, CA 92644
This choir is made up of members of the community who have triumphed over cancer, and those who journey with them, to experience the “Healing Power of Music.” New voices are always welcome, call for information.

Healing Odyssey Retreat
949-951-3930
Healing Odyssey is a weekend retreat for women who have had a diagnosis of cancer. Scholarships are available.

High Priority, The Breast Cancer Information Network
714-285-0808
www.highpriority.org
1820 E. 16th Street • Santa Ana, CA 92701
High Priority provides woman-to-woman outreach to breast cancer survivors. They sponsor a yearly symposium on breast cancer issues and other breast cancer education programs and are a funder of this resource guide.

Kids Konnected
1-800-899-2866
www.kidskonnected.org
Kids Konnected is a support group for children whose parents have a cancer diagnosis. They provide age-appropriate materials and a yearly camp as well as social events throughout the year.

Medi-Cal- 1-800-456-2387
Anaheim- 714-525-2400
Laguna Hills- 949-587-8543
Santa Ana- 714-435-5800
Garden Grove- 714-741-7100

Medicare- 1-800-638-6833

OCBCC - Orange County Breast Cancer Coalition
Orange County Breast Cancer Coalition mission is to provide a collaborative environment to identify and address breast health needs in Orange County. The goals of the Coalition are to increase effectiveness and awareness of breast health issues, and to identify unmet breast health needs within our community.

OCBCP - Orange County Cancer Partnership
1-800-298-0800
www.oc.ca.gov/hca/public/bcp
c/o County of Orange health care Agency
12 Civic Center Drive, #127 • Santa Ana, CA 92701
Manages the state program for free mammograms, clinical breast exams and follow-up treatment for the uninsured and underinsured women of Orange County.

Stop-Gap
714-979-7061
www.stopgap.org
1570 Brookhollow Dr., #114 • Santa Ana, CA 92705
Stop Gap has educational interactive breast cancer drama presentations that it presents to provide information and heighten awareness regarding breast cancer to the community.

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
714-957-9157
www.ockomen.com
3191-A Airport Loop Drive • Costa Mesa, CA 92626
The Komen Foundation’s major fundraising event is Race for the Cure which brings breast cancer organizations together to celebrate breast cancer survivors and to raise awareness in the community about breast cancer. Funds raised from this event provide grants back to the community. These grants pay for such things as mammography screening, treatment, housing and food, transportation, diagnosis, supportive care, outreach to culturally diverse communities.

Team Survivor Orange County
949-275-3888
Team Survivor offers a place for women dealing with cancer to begin or renew a fitness program at different sites in Orange County. Call for information.


The Wellness Community Orange County
714-543-3200
www.wellnesscommunityoc.org
540 N. Golden Circle Dr., #315 • Santa Ana, CA 92705
A community program to provide psychological and emotional support to cancer patients and families at no charge.

Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization/Orange County Affiliate
714-828-5541 or 562-690-4806
E-mail address: southlandcalifornia@y-me.org
Web site: www.Y-ME.org/southlandcalifornia
National 24-hour Y-ME Hotlines:
English: 800-221-2241 or Spanish: 800-986-9505
PMB 203 17300 17th St., #J, Tustin, CA 92780-7918
A Support and Educational Organization whose mission is to decrease the impact of breast cancer, create and increase breast cancer awareness and ensure through information, empowerment, and peer support “That no one faces breast cancer alone.” Help is also available for men who have a loved one experiencing breast cancer.
Services offered include: Informative Newsletter, monthly educational meetings, and support groups for women at all stages of the disease. Call for times and locations.

YWCA EncorePlus
714-871-4488
1514 E. Katella Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92805
The YWCA EncorePlus program sponsors free mammograms and breast cancer screenings at different locations throughout Orange County. They provide instruction on breast self-examination, free support and referral services. They also have a post-mastectomy exercise program for women of all ages. Participants exercise on land and in a warm pool.