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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

News Feed

  • ABCD announces a new and enhanced website!July 10, 2017 - 2:10 pm

    ABCD: After Breast Cancer Diagnosis announced the launch of a new website that elevates the organization’s patient-centered services, focuses on stories of impact, and serves as a reliable resource for breast cancer patients, healthcare professionals, families and friends. Read the full press release here.

  • ABCD announces new leadershipJune 5, 2017 - 2:07 pm

    ABCD: After Breast Cancer Diagnosis announces new leadership. Wayne C. Oldenburg and Ellen Friebert Schupper have been named Board President and Executive Director, respectively. Read the full press release here. Wayne C. Oldenberg Board President Ellen Friebert Schupper Executive Director

  • Celebration for Cancer Patients and Survivors – June 6thMay 24, 2017 - 9:26 pm

    Celebration for Cancer Patients and Survivors June 6th you’ll find ABCD at Moorland Reserve Health Center in honor of National Cancer Survivor Day.  We’ll be joined by a variety of organizations to help celebrate all cancer patients and survivors.  There will be raffles, food, a photo booth, and so much more!  Make sure to stop […]

  • Celebration for Cancer Patients and Survivors – June 5thMay 24, 2017 - 9:25 pm

    Celebration for Cancer Patients and Survivors Join us June 5th at Community Memorial Hospital from 5:00-6:30pm to celebrate cancer patients and survivors.  ABCD will have a table there to help honor those who have been touched by cancer offering our support and services to those in need. Community Memorial Hospital/Treiber Conference Room (Menomonee Falls) June […]

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