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How ABCD Helped Me

“I was immediately put in contact with a Mentor that was to be my guardian angel forever!”

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WI Survivorship Forum 2016-Register by June 6th!

ABCD is proud to be a sponsor of the State’s most prominent survivorship event. This free event includes impactful speakers, a community of survivors, and practical resources.

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Become a Mentor – July Training Dates!”

Help others take their breast cancer journey with someone who has been “in your shoes” ®

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We Can’t Thank You Enough!!!

Thank you to each and every one of you for supporting ABCD and the Power of One-to-One.

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Spring “Mentors Matter” Newsletter!

Make sure to read our latest newsletter!

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Honoring Harley-Davidson Motor Company at Date with a Plate

Join us APRIL 7 for a distinctive salute to the power of one-to-one!

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Become a MENTOR

Help others take their breast cancer journey with someone who has been “In your shoes” Ⓡ

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Reflections of Wellness for Mentors and Friends on February 20th

Wellness is a key part of survivorship. ABCD Mentors are our guests.

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SAVE THE DATE

Date with a Plate April 7, 2016 !!!

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Support ABCD through Workplace Giving!

Combined Federal Campaign #22146! Community Health Charities #00134. Or designate a gift through your local United Way campaign. Here’s how to make it happen!

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Become a MENTOR

Help others take their breast cancer journey with someone who has been “in your shoes” ®

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ABCD receives $250,000 Harley-Davidson grant

Harley-Davidson Motor Company continues its generous support of ABCD’s vision.

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Raise your Paddle TODAY!!!

Help Support ABCD’s Mission even if you aren’t able to attend Date with a Plate!!!

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March 18th Lunch with the Authors

Join authors Lesley Kagen and Dr. Dennis Citrin as we explore the power of storytelling.

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ANNUAL APPEAL 2015

Your support helps ABCD create hundreds of match connections every year and thousands through our Helpline.

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Unexpected Journey Raffle Winner Announced!

Martha Barry had winning ticket number 372 and is trying to decide between Alaska or Costa Rica. Either way she is thrilled to support ABCD’s mission.

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Free Helpline: Monday – Saturday Get Immediate One-to-One Support & Information

Free, compassionate and confidential support from trained survivors here to listen to you.

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Upcoming New Mentor Training in Madison

Mentors are truly the heart of ABCD’s mission to offer free, personalized information and one-to-one support to people affected by breast cancer.

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November Fest on 11/9. Join us before the Packer game for Craft Brew & More Tasting

Mke Brewing Co & Central Standard Distillery and 24 vendors team up to benefit ABCD. Souvenirs and light appetizers, too!

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Unexpected “Journey” Raffle – Alaska, Costa Rica, Prague/Vienna+ or Disney!

Winner picks which amazing trip to take! And only 1,000 tickets are available.

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Upcoming New Mentor Training!

Sign up today to train to be a mentor. Space is limited.

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B93.3 ANNUAL RADIO-A-THON

Support ABCD Through The Annual B93.3 Radio-A-Thon

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SHOP FOR A CURE AT BOSTON STORE!

SHOP FOR A CURE SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3RD, AT ALL BOSTON STORE LOCATIONS.

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2014 Annual Report

http://www.abcdbreastcancersupport.org/about/annual-report/

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Unexpected Journey Raffle Returns! Tickets on Sale Now.

Support ABCD’s mission and take a chance (or two) at winning your choice of one of four trips. Each features a distinctive US experience.

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Announcing a new way to be part of the Power of One-to-One

ABCD unveils Walk. Run. Empower.®, Race to Empower®, and Ride to Empower® A new twist on education and fundraising initiatives.

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New Mentor Training – San Antonio

Interested in an easy & rewarding way to volunteer? Support those taking the breast cancer journey

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Nashville with ABCD – 7/30-8/2

Register today! Attend the Nashville National Women’s Survivors Convention with ABCD: After Breast Cancer Diagnosis.

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New Mentor Training – Chicago – June 28 & 29

ABCD: After Breast Cancer Diagnosis invites YOU to become a mentor!

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Every gift for Dad means a $5 gift to ABCD with Amazon Smile!

Shop for your Fathers’ Day gifts with the AmazonSmile program and choose “ABCD, Inc” as your charity.

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June 14th Breast Cancer Symposium – ABCD Mentors Reserve Now

A day of Continuing Education and networking features prominent national speakers.

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Date with a Plate 2014 a Roaring Success!

Many thanks to our nearly 700 guests who sampled and sipped on May 9th – with a little hand jive for good measure. Many thanks to our sponsors and chefs.

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Date with a Plate 2014 – Directions to the Party!

May 9th is here! Doors open at 6pm! But beware of construction!

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Thank You Party with a Purpose in Chicago!

Metro Chicago Young Professionals Committee’s (MCPYC) “Party with a Purpose” supports ABCD’s Breast Cancer Network of Strength®

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Melodie’s Legacy

“There is so much more for us to do,” Melodie Wilson Oldenburg

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Date with a Plate 2014 a Roaring Success!

Many thanks to our nearly 700 guests who sampled and sipped on May 9th – with a little hand jive for good measure. Many thanks to our sponsors and chefs.

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New Mentor Training May 16 & 17 in Milwaukee

Milwaukee New Mentor Training registration is now closed. Future cities/dates to be announced soon!

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A Personal Story of Support

After my diagnosis of Inflammatory Breast Cancer I was scared and lost. I turned to ABCD.

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Sendik’s Food Markets & Faye’s Team Up for ABCD

Pay it forward at both Faye’s in Brookfield & Mequon and all Balistreri Owned & Operated Sendik’s Food Markets.

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ABCD Endorses Deadline 2020, Anderson Joins Board of National Breast Cancer Coalition

The National Breast Cancer Coalition has set a goal: know how to end breast cancer by January 1, 2020. ABCD stands behind Deadline 2020.

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ABCD Donors Help Thousands through 2014 Annual Fund

More than a decade ago, ABCD donors were there when Mark Young’s family was first touched by breast cancer. Today, as ABCD’s President, he shares how your gift continues the legacy of free support and assistance.

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ABCD Mentor Training at Walter Reed Medical Center Launches New Initiative

Truly personalized one-to-one support now includes ABCD mentors who are part of military families.

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Why support ABCD’s Free Services this holiday season?

ABCD’s Board President Shares Personal Story of ABCD’s Impact

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Last Chance: Take a Chance. Take An Unexpected Journey.

Time is running out – last chance to purchase raffle tickets is October 31st. Call the ABCD office at 414-977-1780 (Option 6) for details on purchasing your raffle tickets today!

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Destination Ireland – 12 day CIE Irish Classic Tour

Come to Ireland, the country where everyone loves Americans. Travel to a beautiful place where everyone’s eyes will be smiling.  Circle the Emerald Isle. Experience its natural beauty. Tour, taste, […]

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Rocky Mountaineer Trip

Praised as one of the world’s ultimate experiences, traveling aboard the Rocky Mountaineer is a luxurious voyage of adventure and discovery in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. Sweet and […]

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New Norwegian Breakaway Bermuda Cruise

Come aboard for a family experience you’ll cherish forever! Discover Bermuda. Enjoy the perfect summertime family vacation. Tucked away in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, this historic British Territory […]

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American Queen Steamboat River Cruise

You will be transported back to a time when ladies in hoop skirts mingled on manicured plantation lawns, Southern hospitality flourished and Cajun culture added spice and tradition.  Discover the […]

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New App Connects You to ABCD

ABCD has partnered with HealthCue LLC on Survivorship App. Available for iPhones now. Available for Android soon!

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Non-Stop Community Commitment & Outreach

Busy community outreach includes collaborating with American Cancer Society. Sisters Network – Milwaukee and Wisconsin Pink Shawl Initiative.

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Harley-Davidson Motor Company’s Pink Label Collection & ABCD’s Helpline

Hometown treasures with national impact, ABCD & Harley-Davidson Motor Company work together to empower women on a breast cancer journey.

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NPR Photo Blog: Life with Breast Cancer at 28

There are many artists in the ABCD family. One of them shares this visual conversation about cancer at 28 and the power of friendship.

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Sendik’s Takes ABCD to the Ballgame!

Balistreri Owned and Operated Sendik’s Food Markets awards ABCD $40,500 at Milwaukee Brewers game!

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Date with a Plate 2013 was the Bee’s Knees!

A “roaring” 20’s success, DWP at the Speakeasy drew “front page” attention for ABCD’s mission, sponsors and restaurants.

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Date with a Plate 2015 Supports our Breast Cancer Network of Strength®

The night was filled with excitement, laughter, and heartfelt stories thanks to generous sponsors and donors.

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Fundamental Beliefs Guide our Work

It’s all about how and why we connect you one-to-one.

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Education & Support Workshop – Listening, Learning & Lunching

ABCD Mentors-Only Event – Saturday March 16. Special sessions on listening and empathy. Lunch and ABCD update, too!

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DATE WITH A PLATE 2013: TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE

Date with a Plate at the Speakeasy
Friday May 10, 2013
Pritzlaff Building downtown Milwaukee
6:00 – 9:00 pm

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Help Build a World Where Everyone Has Personalized Breast Cancer Support

Every donation made to ABCD brings us closer to a world where one-to-one breast cancer support is the standard of care.

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New Year Kicks Off with New Mentor Training in Madison, Wisconsin

January 26th and February 2nd ABCD will host New Mentor Training in Madison. Registration begins January 3rd.

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Personalized One-to-One Service Grows

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 […]

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A Big Thank You to ABCD Supporters!

During the Month of October supporters hosted events to raise awareness of and support for ABCD’s mission of one-to-one support.

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Workplace Giving Important to ABCD’s Mission

Workplace giving campaigns are going on now. Please help ABCD’s One-to-One Survivor-based mission reach more people.

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ABCD Mentors & Y-ME Alumnae Move 24/7 Helpline to “the Cloud”

Get Immediate One-to-One Personal Support from Coast-to-Coast Helpline Mentors

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Free Breast Cancer Conference for Community Health Care Workers

This free professional development conference is for outreach specialists, case managers, promotoras, community health reps, navigators, and lay health educators.

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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

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Tune in All Day to B93.3 FM for 4th Annual Radio-a-thon for ABCD

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.

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ABCD’s Ambassador Outreach Training, Volunteer Orientation

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!

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The Power of One to One-Become a Mentor

New Mentor Training – November 3 and November 10 (Saturdays) 8:45am – 3:15pm

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ABCD’s Annual Fall Breast Cancer Education and Support Workshop – September 15th

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!

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“Life Lived Large” Exhibit at Tory Folliard Gallery in June and James Watrous Gallery in July

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.

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Special Support for those Coping with Advanced Stage Breast Cancer

ABCD’s inaugural workshop and support service for those coping with advanced stage breast cancer welcomed over 25 people.

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Launch of New Approach to Advanced Stage Support is June 21st

June 21, 2012

ABCD inaugurates Breast Cancer Support & Education Workshops for people affected by advanced stage breast cancer with Gilda’s Club collaboration.

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ABCD Joins Wisconsin’s Pink Shawl Initiative at Share the Care 2012

Personalized support through the power of culturally-focused collaboration.

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ABCD is a Sponsor of Free Survivorship Forum June 6th!

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 […]

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Become an ABCD Mentor – New Mentor Training is April 21 & 28

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 […]

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2012 Date With A Plate

5:30pm - 9:00pm May 11th, 2012

May 11th – Enjoy small plate tastings from top restaurants, a silent auction, live music, line dancing lessons, raffles and vintage car collection viewing.

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Balistreri Owned & Operated Sendik’s Food Markets Promotes One-to-One Breast Cancer Support Again!

February hearts kick-off ABCD’s annual 3-month collaboration with Sendik’s and its community of customers.

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“Ladies Night Out” is February 8th – Oconomowoc Woman’s Club Annual Event to Benefit ABCD

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.

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First Continuing Education Session of 2012

February 11th, 2012

Join us for sessions with noted surgeons and a communications expert. Also lunch with ABCD mentors and participants.

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Give the Gift of Personalized Breast Cancer Support this Season!

Online shopping with GoodShop.com or a Gift in Honor of someone special keeps the power of one-to-one support going year-round.

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ABCD’s Breast Cancer Helpline Provides Personalized Support Information

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.

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A Big Thanks to ABCD’s Supporters!

Contributions from Brewers Community Foundation, Neroli Salon & Spa/Institute of Beauty & Wellness, and Intercontinental Hotel’s Pink Room and others support those ABCD serves.

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ABCD Mentor Founds Giving Circle Addressing Financial Issues

Cynthia is a mentor who understands that the power of one-to-one applies to a giving circle. First round applications due October 31st.

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Tune in All Day to B93.3 FM for 3rd Annual Radio-a-thon for ABCD

October 7th, <a href="http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/B933-JANE-AND-CV/119803928036932" target="_blank">Jane and CV</a> and the entire team at <a href="http://www.b933fm.com/" target="_blank">B93.3</a> get the word out and raise money for ABCD’s One-to-One breast cancer support! Join the fun.

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Wisconsin Workplace Giving Helps ABCD

Community Health Charities of Wisconsin, often in partnership with United Way campaigns, offers workplace giving opportunities supporting ABCD.

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New ABCD Mentor Training in October & November! Two Locations!

Join is in Racine or West Allis for free mentor training, good company and good food.

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ABCD Salutes Komen Walk

September 25th, 2011

We are a proud sponsor of the September 25th Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. Come walk with all of us!

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New Internship Opportunities at ABCD!

Make an impact while you hone your skills. Become an ABCD intern this fall.

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Walk with ABCD at the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® September 25th!

September 25th, 2011

ABCD is a proud Sponsor of the 2011 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® and we want you to join our walking team!

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Survivorship Theme for Mentor Continuing Education

September 17th, 2011

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.

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Komen Race for the Cure

September 25th, 2011

Walk/run with ABCD mentors, participants, friends & families Sunday, September 25th as we once again join in the Race for the Cure.

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ABCD Supports Dia de la Mujer Latina July 9th

July 9th, 2011

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.

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Sisters Side by Side – an ABCD Partner!

June 25th, 2011

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.

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Sendik’s and ABCD: Truly a Homerun Combination

ABCD is proud to accept Balistreri Owned and Operated Sendik’s Food Markets generous donation of $50,000 at Milwaukee Brewers game!

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Join us for Some Face Time

Monday, June 13th

Monday, June 13 ABCD mentors, participants and caregivers will gather at Manpower Group for the annual Face to Face event.

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Percussion with a Purpose

June 4th, 2011

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.

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Support ABCD and Spend a Night in the Pink Room at the InterContinental Milwaukee

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!

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Become an ABCD Mentor – Spring Training Starts May 14th!

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.

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Spring Features ABCD Open House April 13 and Mentor Training in May!

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.

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