Our signature service, Match Mentoring, provides FREE reliable and personalized information and one-to-one support for people affected by breast cancer – patients, families, and friends.
We envision a world where personalized peer support is part of everyone’s quality breast cancer care, leading to a more confident, empowered survivor.
ABCD provides phone-based personalized 1:1 support anywhere. Our Mentors are trained and supported volunteers who have been in Your Shoes®.
Mentors are volunteers who believe that everyone should have support when battling breast cancer. Initial and ongoing training is provided.
Your gift is more than a donation, it provides personalized support for people facing breast cancer. Gifts of any size educate, encourage and empower people to live well through cancer treatment and beyond.
“On the other side of cancer, you stop and question your life. Volunteering for ABCD is a lifelong commitment for me.”
“Before I called ABCD, I was ready to give up. I don’t think I would be here today if I hadn’t called. You have to believe that you can get the help you need to go on. For me, it was God and ABCD. Breast cancer will be a hard journey, but it’s not a closed door.”
“My Mentor taught me so much, especially that talking and listening has real healing power; it takes the burden off.”
“A woman with breast cancer needs to know that she is not alone so she knows the real deal when it comes to getting through it all.”
“I can hold her hand and walk with her on this journey, but her ABCD Mentor has walked in her shoes – that is priceless.”
The Chronicle asked Elizabeth “Betsy” Brenner and Ellen Friebert Schupper, do your Jewish values connect you with your work in support of those facing breast cancer and its aftermath? Brenner is the vice president of the board for ABCD: After Breast Cancer Diagnosis and the recently retired publisher of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Ellen Friebert […]
The plan is to use the funds to “elevate awareness about our services by deepening and expanding relationships with healthcare facilities, making a significant investment in marketing and outreach initiatives, and expanding services to underserved populations,” said Ellen Friebert Schupper, ABCD’s executive director. Click Here to Read the Full Article
When Nichole Kutmas found a lump the size of a pencil eraser, breast cancer was the last thing on her mind. It was May 2013, and Nichole had just celebrated her 32nd birthday. She had two young daughters. Could her symptoms be a lingering effect of pregnancy hormones? Nichole wasn’t worried, but she booked an […]
Last year, 1500 women, men, sisters, brothers, husbands, wives, and children relied on ABCD to answer questions, provide guidance, and create unique one-to-one, personalized connections. Help us keep our services free and available to anyone in need. Visit our Facebook Page to see why our supports believe in ABCD’s Mission. Click Here to […]
“I want people to know that cancer cannot cripple love, it cannot shatter hope, it cannot conquer the spirit,” Nichole says. “If there is a reason that I was diagnosed, it must be this: so I could help others who are going through the same thing.”Click below to read Nichole's full story written by ABCD Board Member Gina Rich! ... See MoreSee Less
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