National Breast Cancer Foundation Unveils Innovative Web Site For Survivors

National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.(R) (NBCF) has launched an innovative new Web site,, that inspires and educates, with the best online social network community available today for breast cancer patients, survivors and their families and friends.

Since 1991 NBCF has focused on educating women about the importance of early breast cancer detection and providing free mammograms to low-income women and those without insurance. The organization is headquartered in Frisco, Texas, just north of Dallas, and provides funding to programs throughout the United States and internationally.

The Web site features MyNBCF a special online gathering place for people who are searching for information and looking for support from others that are touched by breast cancer. Individuals can create a customized web page, download photos, journal their experiences while undergoing breast cancer treatment, then email or RSS feed their journal to friends and family. They can also participate in lively discussions on a wide variety of topics relevant to their life, diagnosis, treatment and recovery. Members can also build a support network of friends by discovering and identifying others with similar experiences and interests.

“As a 27-year breast cancer survivor, I know the value of a strong support system,” said Janelle Hail, founder and CEO of NBCF. “Many women have no one to encourage them through their breast cancer experience. We offer friendship and inspiration while they receive the latest in educational knowledge of breast cancer.”

Hail additionally writes Janelle’s Blog on the site about her life experiences, her travels, her work as CEO of NBCF, and inspiring stories. She is a strong voice in the breast cancer community, leading women through a difficult journey in their lives and moving them toward hope.

Also featured on the site is Beyond the Shock(R), a video presentation produced for NBCF, with the input of U.S. oncologists, to help people face the daunting task of understanding and coping with breast cancer. Beyond the Shock(R) is an interactive tutorial that uses a virtual woman and a virtual tour of the body and simplifies complex medical information. It can be viewed by chapters or the entire program and even purchased as a DVD to give as a gift. Beyond the Shock(R) is has been distributed to hospitals, oncologists and the medical community as a leading educational tool. It is currently offered in English, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese on the Web site.

National Breast Cancer Foundation has created a Web site to give people breast cancer education, a place to connect with family and friends using the latest web socializing tools, and most of all, hope.

National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) extends women’s lives through education about breast cancer and early detection and provides funding for free mammograms for underserved women. NBCF has been classified as one of the most fiscally sound non-profits in America by Charity Navigator, the largest charity evaluator in the nation. “Less than 12 percent of the charities we’ve rated have received at least two consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that the National Breast Cancer Foundation outperforms most charities in America in its efforts to operate in the most fiscally responsible way possible,” stated Trent Stamp, executive director of Charity Navigator. NBCF has received three consecutive 4-star ratings.

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