Charity of the week
One in 8 U.S. women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. More than 250,000 are expected to be diagnosed with the disease in the U.S. this year alone. Living Beyond B reast Cancer (lbbc.org) offers reliable breast cancer information and resources for women at all stages of the disease: those newly diagnosed, receiving treatment, or recovering. Since its inception in 1991, LBBC has connected patients and survivors with online and phone support, community meetings, and national conferences so that no woman feels she is suffering alone. The organization helps women learn about different medical options and to access emotional support services for handling the stress of the disease. LBBC’s help line, which is staffed by trained volunteers who have themselves been diagnosed with breast cancer, is confidential and available 12 hours a day.
Each charity we feature has earned a four-star overall rating from Charity Navigator, which rates not-for-profit organizations on the strength of their finances, their governance practices, and the transparency of their operations. Four stars is the group’s highest rating. ■