News & Events
A “roaring” 20’s success, DWP at the Speakeasy drew “front page” attention for ABCD’s mission, sponsors and restaurants.
It’s all about how and why we connect you one-to-one.
ABCD Mentors-Only Event – Saturday March 16. Special sessions on listening and empathy. Lunch and ABCD update, too!
Date with a Plate at the Speakeasy
Friday May 10, 2013
Pritzlaff Building downtown Milwaukee
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Every donation made to ABCD brings us closer to a world where one-to-one breast cancer support is the standard of care.
January 26th and February 2nd ABCD will host New Mentor Training in Madison. Registration begins January 3rd.
Breast Cancer Helpline Services Now Include Immediate Support from a Survivor As of November 19, 2012 at 9 am Central Time, callers to ABCD’s Breast Cancer Helpline can get immediate emotional [...]
During the Month of October supporters hosted events to raise awareness of and support for ABCD’s mission of one-to-one support.
Workplace giving campaigns are going on now. Please help ABCD’s One-to-One Survivor-based mission reach more people.
Immediate One-to-One support and reliable information from trained survivors is easier to find as ABCD welcomes former Y-ME™ Peer Counselors to its Helpline.
This free professional development conference is for outreach specialists, case managers, promotoras, community health reps, navigators, and lay health educators.
Cynthia’s Breast Cancer Giving Circle, Inc., Provides Financial Help with Breast Cancer-related Expenses
Until October 31, 2012 Cynthia’s Breast Cancer Circle, Inc. is accepting applications for supplemental financial assistance for cancer patients
October 5th, Jane and CV and the entire team at B93.3 get the word out and raise money for ABCD’s One-to-One breast cancer support! Join the fun.
Please join us for our first Ambassador Volunteer Orientation on Thursday, September 27th from 5:30pm-6:30pm in the conference room at our ABCD office!
New Mentor Training – November 3 and November 10 (Saturdays) 8:45am – 3:15pm
Each fall, ABCD’s mentors and the men and women they support come together to learn more about surviving and thriving after a breast cancer diagnosis. See what we’ll be discussing this year!
Through June 30th , be sure to visit Tory Folliard Gallery in Milwaukee’s Third Ward. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of Lon Michels’ distinctive paintings will support ABCD.
ABCD’s inaugural workshop and support service for those coping with advanced stage breast cancer welcomed over 25 people.
ABCD inaugurates Breast Cancer Support & Education Workshops for people affected by advanced stage breast cancer with Gilda’s Club collaboration.
Personalized support through the power of culturally-focused collaboration.
Third Annual Survivorship Forum Helps Cancer Patients, Loved Ones and Healthcare Professionals Work as a Team June 6th event is sponsored in part by ABCD ABCD is proud to collaborate [...]
Breast Cancer Survivors and Co-Survivors Can Mean the World to those Experiencing Breast Cancer Now Register for April’s New Mentor Training April 21 and 28 ABCD: After Breast Cancer Diagnosis [...]
May 11th – Enjoy small plate tastings from top restaurants, a silent auction, live music, line dancing lessons, raffles and vintage car collection viewing.
February hearts kick-off ABCD’s annual 3-month collaboration with Sendik’s and its community of customers.
Have a terrific time sipping, snacking and shopping at the 7th annual Ladies Night Out sponsored by the Oconomowoc Woman’s Club. Over 50 vendors gather for a good cause.
Join us for sessions with noted surgeons and a communications expert. Also lunch with ABCD mentors and participants.
Whether you want to talk to someone who has “been down this road” or have a question – big or small – we can help you through ABCD’s Breast Cancer Helpline.
Contributions from Brewers Community Foundation, Neroli Salon & Spa/Institute of Beauty & Wellness, and Intercontinental Hotel’s Pink Room and others support those ABCD serves.
Cynthia is a mentor who understands that the power of one-to-one applies to a giving circle. First round applications due October 31st.
Community Health Charities of Wisconsin, often in partnership with United Way campaigns, offers workplace giving opportunities supporting ABCD.
Join is in Racine or West Allis for free mentor training, good company and good food.
We are a proud sponsor of the September 25th Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. Come walk with all of us!
Make an impact while you hone your skills. Become an ABCD intern this fall.
ABCD is a proud Sponsor of the 2011 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® and we want you to join our walking team!
September 17 Mentor Continuing Education will feature speakers on Survivorship Care Plans and tools for surviving and thriving after a cancer diagnosis. Current mentors should register now.
Walk/run with ABCD mentors, participants, friends & families Sunday, September 25th as we once again join in the Race for the Cure.
ABCD is again participating in the American Cancer Society’s Dia de la Mujer Latina, which includes free clinical breast exams, breast cancer awareness and information on ABCD’s free mentoring services for patients and loved ones.
June 25th ABCD will be at the Sisters Network – Milwaukee’s event “Reaching Out to U, a free clinical breast exam and breast cancer education event.
ABCD is proud to accept Balistreri Owned and Operated Sendik’s Food Markets generous donation of $50,000 at Milwaukee Brewers game!
Monday, June 13 ABCD mentors, participants and caregivers will gather at Manpower Group for the annual Face to Face event.
On June 4th be sure to stop at Fiddleheads Cafe’s in Thiensville at 1 p.m to enjoy Mission River Band – great guys leading a music mission revolution.
ABCD’s partner, the InterContinental Milwaukee calls it Dreaming for a Cure! That’s right, you can spend a night in one of two very special Pink Rooms!
May 14th and 21st ABCD will host its annual spring volunteer mentor training. Breast cancers survivors and their family and friends can learn to provide ABCD’s special one-to-one support and become part of the ABCD team.
Breast Cancer Survivors and Co-Survivors are invited to ABCD’s Open House to learn about how mentoring makes a difference in the lives of those facing breast cancer now. Mentor Training follows in May.
Wine and dine on chef-crafted small plate samplings as you tour the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Printing Facility. Save by purchasing your tickets now. ($85 after April 30th and at the [...]
Great traditions come together Feb 9th. The Lombardi Trophy comes home and the Club’s annual Ladies Night Out supporting ABCD is filled with shopping, fun, and raffle prizes. Check it out.
February 1st kicks off One-to-One hearts at all nine metro area Sendik’s stores. For three months ABCD will promote its free services through this remarkable partnership.
January 21st is Gallery Night in Milwaukee’s 3rd Ward. It will be anything but chilly because of this creative fundraiser, a cross-pollination of personally inspired art and breast cancer journeys.
ABCD’s Annual Meeting on January 18th kicks off a full 2011 schedule of mentor training and other activities.
ABCD is grateful to B93.3 and all who made October 2010 an amazing month for mentor matching and community outreach.
ABCD is hosting mentor training in West Allis and Green Bay, Wisconsin Saturdays in November.
Join us October 9th from 6-8pm at the Cedarburg Fiddleheads for a terrific acoustic concert and great coffee all to support ABCD’s programs.
In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, B93.3 will be holding their 2nd Annual Call to Care Radiothon to support After Breast Cancer Diagnosis (ABCD). Call to Care coverage [...]
Twelve months ago, we were launching a year-long celebration of “A Decade of the Power of One-to-One.” Now, we are well into the first year of “Decade Two.” Read our [...]
Originators of the Pink Room idea, ABCD Mentor Susan Cusatis and her colleagues at Marcus Hotels & Resorts Bridget Gallagher and Sarah Geitner, join Marcus Corporation Chairman Steve Marcus at the ribbon cutting ceremony.
Hart Park in Wauwatosa is the site of the first “Stick it to Breast Cancer” women’s field hockey tournament to benefit ABCD on July 25th. The tournament will raise funds for ABCD while promoting interest in women’s field hockey.
Mentor Continuing Education – Summer Session on August 14th. Featuring Keynote speaker Leslie Waltke, PT. Register now!
Marcus Hotels and Resorts will cut the ribbon on its new Pink Rooms on July 22nd. A portion of proceeds from each rental of these suites will support ABCD.
Mentors are volunteers who have experienced breast cancer as a patient, family or friend – and who believe that everyone should have personalized support.
Download your invite! (PDF) Taste the night away May 7, 2010 at The Garage at the Harley-Davidson Museum Campus 5:30 to 9:00 PM at the crossroads of 6th and Canal [...]
Read the latest Mentor Matters Newsletter – Winter 2010, which includes a Tribute to Melodie Wilson and ABCD’s Mentor Training & Events Calendar for 2010. For more Mentor Matters, read our [...]
Valley of Wisconsin and Breckenridge Landscape are proud to have partnered with several suppliers and vendors to auction this work of art to benefit ABCD.
Mentors are truly the heart of ABCD’s mission to offer free, personalized information and one-to-one support to people affected by cancer.
Read why Jane turned to ABCD for support, and how she decided use her experience to help others…
Starting March 13th Fiddleheads Coffee Cafes of Cedarburg, Mequon, and Thiensville will host a 3 concert series featuring the Mission River Band with special promotions to benefit ABCD.
Mark your calendar for ABCD’s Tenth Annual Date with a Plate Celebration: BLUE JEANS BASH AT THE GARAGE AT THE HARLEY-DAVIDSON MUSEUM® CAMPUS Friday, May 7, 2010 5:30-9:00 PM This [...]
Balistreri Owned & Operated Sendik’s Market is again supporting ABCD from February through April.
Please join us for Mentor Continuing Education March 6th. Keynote speaker Dr. Judy Tjoe will present and we’ll bring everyone up to date on what’s new and exciting at ABCD.
When Greg’s wife Jackie was diagnosed with breast cancer, he couldn’t “fix” it, but he could “be there” for her. So when he found out that ABCD offers Family and Friends mentor training, he signed up.
As ABCD’s founder, Melodie Wilson believed that the most valuable information and support in dealing with life’s challenges came directly from others who had experienced similar life circumstances. She believed in the power of one-to-one.
Tune in to B93.3 FM in Milwaukee on October 30th. All day this popular radio station will be spreading the word about ABCD’s free services and raising funds for ABCD. [...]
Jill Newman was featured on two Milwaukee news stations documenting her makeover. Click one of the thumbnails below to see the video footage.
88.9 FM features ABCD in its Make a Difference campaign. Hear mentor stories and learn more about 88.9 the entire week of October 19th
Shopping at these 3 stores will benefit ABCD due to their bountiful generosity.
Be part of providing breast cancer support through the power of one-to-one. ABCD is offering fall 2009 volunteer mentor training throughout October and November.
Shoppers at Boutique Vieux et Nouveau, will feel even better about their fashion purchases this October, as 6% of all proceeds received October 17-24 will be donated to ABCD.