• 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 March 2016

The III B's Foundation

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 Netowrk

  • 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.

IIIB’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.