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Our signature service, Match Mentoring, provides FREE reliable and personalized information and one-to-one support for people affected by breast cancer – patients, families, and friends.

We envision a world where personalized peer support is part of everyone’s quality breast cancer care, leading to a more confident, empowered survivor.

ABCD provides phone-based personalized 1:1 support anywhere. Our Mentors are trained and supported volunteers who have been in Your Shoes®.

Mentors are volunteers who believe that everyone should have support when battling breast cancer. Initial and ongoing training is provided.

Your gift is more than a donation, it provides personalized support for people facing breast cancer. Gifts of any size educate, encourage and empower people to live well through cancer treatment and beyond.

“On the other side of cancer, you stop and question your life. Volunteering for ABCD is a lifelong commitment for me.”

Denise Barchus

“Before I called ABCD, I was ready to give up. I don’t think I would be here today if I hadn’t called. You have to believe that you can get the help you need to go on. For me, it was God and ABCD. Breast cancer will be a hard journey, but it’s not a closed door.”

Emma Muniz

“My Mentor taught me so much, especially that talking and listening has real healing power; it takes the burden off.”

Annette Hopgood

“A woman with breast cancer needs to know that she is not alone so she knows the real deal when it comes to getting through it all.”

Vernette Crum

“I can hold her hand and walk with her on this journey, but her ABCD Mentor has walked in her shoes – that is priceless.”

Kathleen Mortl, RN, CPSN, Healthcare Ally

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  • Double your Donation this #GivingTuesdayNovember 22, 2017 - 2:17 pm

    Last year, 1500 women, men, sisters, brothers, husbands, wives, and children relied on ABCD to answer questions, provide guidance, and create unique one-to-one, personalized connections. Help us keep our services free and available to anyone in need.     Visit our Facebook Page to see why our supports believe in ABCD’s Mission. Click Here to […]

  • SPECIAL EVENT: “When Challenge Meets Opportunity” Presented by Mary DowellNovember 6, 2017 - 6:25 pm

    Join Us Saturday, December 9th US Bank Building – 40th Floor 9:00am – Noon RSVP to Micki@abcdmentor.org Attendees can expect to learn more about what happens when they take a deeper look within themselves to find the leader quality that resides within each of them.  I have turned my own personal challenges into opportunity through the […]

  • ABCD’s Mardak Challenge Grant Recognized by Milwaukee Journal SentinelNovember 6, 2017 - 5:27 pm

    Wayne Oldenburg spoke to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel about the importance of ABCD. “We had all the medical opinions. But we didn’t know, ‘What do you tell your kids when mommy’s bald?’ We were at a loss,” said Oldenburg, ABCD board president. When Melodie Wilson Oldenburg went public with her diagnosis, people began to call […]

  • ABCD Receives United Way Funding for Nuestra Conexión OutreachOctober 30, 2017 - 3:35 pm

    ABCD: After Breast Cancer Diagnosis is excited to announce that we have received funding through the Waukesha Community Impact Fund for Nuestra Conexión, an initiative focused on outreach in the Latina community. Nuestra Conexión Outreach Manager, Minerva Cornejo (pictured above with ABCD Mentor Mimi Nieves), will be attending events to increase our presence in the Latina community by connecting […]

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