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As the month of October closes and Breast Cancer Awareness Month comes to an end, ReEmployAbility has organized an in-house fundraiser to donate to the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation, an amazing organization right in our backyard. Through this and our advocacy for the cause, we honor all the strong survivors of Breast Cancer and those who have been lost to this terrible disease.

ReEmployAbility staff posing in pink

The Florida Breast Cancer Foundation’s was founded by 3 Miami women in 1993, originally named the South Florida Breast Cancer Coalition, the organization began as a nonprofit, grassroots organization with a mission to save the lives of those impacted by breast cancer by supporting scientific research, community education, public policy through advocacy, and community-based organizations. In 2002, the organization introduced the specialty End Breast Cancer license plate through a second organization created, called the Florida Breast Cancer Coalition Research Foundation.

The End Breast Cancer license plate was introduced to address the discrepancy between funding and the needs of the breast cancer community in Florida. All funds raised from the sale of the license plates help support educational and research programs for the residents of Florida.

The Florida Breast Cancer Foundation continues to fund education programs in underserved communities throughout the state in an effort to empower women and men to take control of their breast health and reduce the number of breast cancer related deaths in the state of Florida.

A Highlight of Recent Accomplishments

For the third year in a row, the Florida Breast cancer Foundation has become a 4-Star Exceptionally rated charity and is the #1 rated breast cancer organization in Florida and the nation by the Charity Navigator standards. They received a perfect score of 100% in Transparency and Accountability, exceeding industry standards and outperforming other organizations advocating for its cause.

The Florida Breast Cancer Foundation has implemented many progressive programs to reach their advocacy goals.

Many of the programs include:
– Scientific Research / Scientific Research Grants
– Direct Service Grants for Nonprofits / Recipients
– Education / Education Grants
– Advocacy
– MASS Program
– Jane Torres Scholarship Program
– COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund

If you would like to get involved with the organization, there are multiple options available. Options include:

Scheduling a pick up for their Thrift Store by calling Pickups for Breast Cancer at 1-888-492-4483

Volunteering your time and talents through:
– FBCF Ambassadorship
– Resource Development
– Coordinating Outreach Events

To show visible support, anyone is able to purchase the FBCF specialty license plate. A large portion of proceeds are given to the FBCF to fund research & education programs.

To make a donation visit www.floridabreastcancer.org/donate
OR
If you’re interested in joining the committee of select volunteers for the Central Florida area, please contact Chabiram Rampersad at
chabi@floridabreastcancer.or or call 1-321-972-5534

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