Educate. Advocate. Eradicate.
The Georgia Breast Cancer Coalition Fund is a non-profit education and advocacy organization founded by breast cancer survivors. We exist to focus the attention of Georgians on the epidemic proportions of breast cancer. We work diligently to bring together individuals and organizations with a commitment to ending this devastating disease. Since 1994, GBCCF has been instrumental in breast cancer education and advocacy work. And we remain dedicated to making a difference for the nearly 9,000 Georgians who are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. Through our collaborative efforts with the National Breast Cancer Coalition and other breast cancer advocates, dollars earmarked for breast cancer research have quadrupled and the fight to eradicate breast cancer has been brought to the forefront of the public’s awareness.
Numbers Tell a Compelling Story
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women worldwide, excluding skin cancer. In 2012, an estimated 8,907 Georgians were diagnosed with the disease. In the United States, the chance of a woman developing breast cancer during her lifetime has increased from about 1 in 11 in 1975 to 1 in 8 today. An estimated 40,000 Americans die from breast cancer every year - one death every 14 minutes. Worldwide, breast cancer accounts for nearly one quarter of all cancers in women.
There is much work to be done if we are to END this disease. We need to show the country and the world, that the breadth and diversity of our Georgia community will work together to make a real difference for breast cancer patients and their families. Are you with us?