• The most recent Center for Disease Control report covering death rates from breast cancer from 1999 - 2009 continues to rate the DC Metro area (including Virginia, DC, and Maryland)  among the highest of all the 50 states.

  • According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women in the United States, exceeded only by lung cancer. The chance breast cancer will be responsible for a woman's death is about 1 in 36 (about 3%).

  • According to the National Cancer Statistics SEER review, after dropping .2.3% from 1999 - 2004, breast cancer rates increased 1% from 2004 - 2010. No data has been released yet for 2011-2013.

  • However, despite the statistics, the general trend good news is that death rates from breast cancer have been declining since about 1989, with larger decreases in women younger than 50. These decreases are believed to be the result of earlier detection through screening and increased awareness, as well as improved treatment.

Our Grants

Grants made through July 2017

Blue Ridge Hospice

            To supplement hospice and end-of-life care for breast cancer patients with little or no insurance.

The IIIB’s

            To provide Bosom Buddy Baskets for breast cancer patients immediately after surgery.

Casting for Recovery

            To provide funds to send three breast cancer survivors in the CBBCF service area to a fishing retreat.

Inova Schar Cancer Institute

            To provide patient support program utilizing cryotherapy to reduce the toxicity of chemotherapy in women undergoing breast cancer treatment.

Loudoun Breast Health Network

            To provide funds to supportive services of breast cancer patients and families.

Loudoun Volunteer Caregivers

            To provide funds for screening, treatments, supportive services and home support for breast cancer patients.

Novant Health UVA Health System Prince William Medical Center Breast Imaging Center

            To provide for mammograms, translation services at mobile screening events and breast cancer diagnostic procedures for underserved and minority individuals in CBBCR service area.

Grants made through March 2016

The III B's Foundation
   To provide Bosom Buddy Baskets for women in the hospital recovering from surgery,  www.KeepTheCandleGlowing.org

Leesburg’s Healthworks Community Health Center
   To provide breast cancer services

Blue Ridge Hospice
   To provide breast cancer services

Loudoun Volunteer Caregivers
   To provide breast cancer services

Casting For Recovery
   To provide breast cancer services

Loudoun Breast Health Network
   To provide breast cancer services

Novant Health System
   To provide breast cancer services

Inova Health Foundation
   To provide breast cancer services

Grants made through June 2015

Inova Loudoun Hospital
   To help fund referrals and screenings for Loudoun women and to purchase the hospital’s first stereotactic breast biopsy system.

FISH, Middleburg
   Breast cancer drug assistance for uninsured patients in Loudoun and Fauquier pharmacies.

Loudoun Community Health Center, Leesburg
   To help pay the fees of breast cancer medical specialists for treatment of uninsured and underinsured patients referred by the Health Center and to fund a patient care coordinator.

Blue Ridge Hospice, Loudoun County
   Hospice care of breast cancer patients.

Loudoun Voluntary Caregivers, Leesburg
   Outreach to senior citizens on the need for breast cancer examinations and mammograms and to fund transportation to breast cancer patients.

Casting for the Cure-Breast Cancer Program, Middleburg
   Funding for two survivors’ participation in a therapeutic fly fishing expedition

Fauquier Hospital, Warrenton
   Advancement by two years of the installation of the hospital’s first digital mammogram X-ray system, increasing the number of women eligible for breast care by raising the coverage to 300% of the Federal Poverty Limit, funding of referrals and screenings and funding of a cancer navigator staff position.

Cherry Blossom Education Program
   Breast awareness sessions to local women.

IIB’s Foundation
   Supplies for baskets for women coming out of breast cancer surgeries at Loudoun and Fauquier hospitals.

George Washington University Mobile Digital Mammogram Van
   Free mammograms to women below the Federal poverty limit.

Loudoun Breast Health Network
   To train breast cancer survivors as coaches to help women diagnosed with breast cancer and to help fund education, detection, and treatment for local Latino women.

Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center
   A bloodstream circulating tumor cell research project.

Tiger Lily Foundation, Loudoun County
   To educate female adolescents on the need for breast awareness for their mothers and to fund living and incidental expenses of breast cancer patients under the age of 40.

Loudoun Breast Health Network, Leesburg
   To provide financial assistance to Loudoun County breast cancer patients.

Prince William Hospital, Manassas and Gainesville
   To fund living and incidental expenses of Fauquier and Prince William breast cancer patients.

Lake Manassas Cancer Center
   Fundng part of the salary of the Cancer Navigator position.