Program areas at UBCF
Community service programs: ubcf supports your community by increasing awareness of Breast health and wellness through educational campaigns, distributing in-kind donations and partnering with other charitable organizations to further extend ubcf's mission.
Covid emergency assistance program: United Breast Cancer Foundation developed the covid-19 emergency assistance program in response to the underrepresented and chaotic times caused by the covid-19 pandemic. Assistance is available for women and men currently being treated for Breast Cancer to help with expenses and stress-reduction via online gift cards.
Education and awareness: ubcf educates the public and increases general awareness of Breast Cancer and related topics through regular education campaigns. We distribute educational material including information on Breast health, Breast Cancer, early detection, a call to action to get your annual Breast screening and telling 3 people you know and love to be sure to get their Breast screening. Ubcf also places print Breast Cancer awareness messages in national publications. Additionally, ubcf shares Breast Cancer awareness messaging on a fully digital hd billboard in new york city's times square. By educating the public on a variety of issues ranging from prevention and early detection to treatment options, wellness services, and ubcfs unique patient and family programs, ubcf is ensuring that the public remain informed and aware of Breast Cancer facts, the effects of Breast Cancer on a patient and their family members, how Breast Cancer can be treated, as well as how to create and maintain a healthy lifestyle in an effort to prevent Breast Cancer. Through ubcf's education and awareness campaigns, an estimated 15,123,772 people have been reached.
Breast screening services: ubcf's original program was developed in an effort to provide under-insured and under-served women and men in new york with Breast screening services. As ubcf developed into an organization with a national presence, the Breast screening program expanded as well. Ubcf provides screening primarily to under and non-insured women ages 18 and over. There are many types of Breast screening technologies available. Ubcf covers any and all forms of screening regardless of whether the screening technology is covered by medical insurance. The current options available for screening are self-breast exam, clinical Breast exam, mammogram, ultrasound, mri, and thermography.
Holistic care: ubcf encourages our clients to pursue pairing holistic and complementary medicine with cutting-edge western medicine. Ubcf aims to inform our clients that by coupling a western approach to treating Cancer with complementary medicine, their natural state of balance, harmony and ease may return. Clients who apply for holistic care can expect to receive assistance with some of the following services: diet and nutritional counseling and supplements, counseling, mind-body therapies, energy healing, reflexology, lymphatic massage and acupuncture. Services are tailored to individual needs and are conducted alongside conventional treatments.
Child sponsorships: of the estimated 325,010 women diagnosed with Breast Cancer this year, many of these women are mothers to young children at home. Here at the United Breast Cancer Foundation, we know that Cancer does not simply affect the Breast Cancer patient. The entire family is impacted by such a diagnosis. Ubcf has developed the child sponsorship program in response to our clients requesting support for not only themselves, but their children. Ubcf provides healthy food, assistance with medical treatments, counseling services, back to school clothing and supplies, and special holiday gifts.
Individual grants: the individual grant program is a unique and special program, a trail blazer of sorts. Created in 2007 with the intention of financially assisting women and men who are managing Breast Cancer, this program offers customized support geared towards each individual's personal needs and circumstances. Grants are primarily financial; however, ubcf is working towards incorporating donated products and services directly to our clients. Currently, the individual grant program provides financial support for the following types of expenses: medical procedures, prescription medications, cobra insurance coverage, housing expenses, utilities, prosthetic devices, therapeutic treatments, transportation expenses, domestic services, healthy and nutritious foods and holiday gifts. By the nature of the program, we are able to assist our clients with needs that are not covered by other more conventional programs.