While many of us are privileged enough to have access to information and resources about genetic testing and preventative surgeries, there is a huge section of the general population without the means to pay for these expensive procedures - or even access to this information. Here are a few quality places to donate, improving the lives of women and families across the nation:
Martha Haley is a three-time breast cancer survivor currently fighting metastatic disease, and more recently Diabetes, without health insurance. She runs a support group for low-income African American women, and tirelessly answers the calls of newly diagnosed women. Martha and LeaLea (her now 25 year old daughter) work endlessly to help their community and support their family. This summer, they went months without gas or electricity as they could not pay for those bills and Martha's medications simultaneously. Martha is a poet and a warrior and she needs our help.
Donate to Martha:
Using a Visa, Mastercard or Discover credit card, please call 312.379.0301. PLEASE TELL THE OPERATOR THE DONATION IS FOR THE MARTHA HALEY FUND
To make a contribution to the Emergency Fund by mail, please send a money order or check payable to "Emergency Fund - MARTHA HALEY FUND" to:
208 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 1356
Chicago, IL 60604
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Linda Pedraza was an integral part of In the Family, and a staunch patient advocate for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. Her memory and affect on our community will last ages.
FORCE has created a scholarship fund in Linda's name to honor her memory. Donations to FORCE are tax-deductible. 100% of the fund donations will go to provide financial support to people who cannot afford to attend our national conference.
The National Gene Test Fund provides a resource to encourage discussion, action and funding of genetic testing for those people who are at high risk for genetically transmitted diseases and are willing to take preventative measures, but cannot afford the prohibitive costs of such testing. The National Gene Test Fund is a non-profit, 501©(3) organization.
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