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.”
“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.”
“My Mentor taught me so much, especially that talking and listening has real healing power; it takes the burden off.”
“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.”
“I can hold her hand and walk with her on this journey, but her ABCD Mentor has walked in her shoes – that is priceless.”
ABCD gives the gift of KINDNESS this June. “Sometimes it takes only one act of kindness and caring to change a person’s life.”
“My wife, Mary Vandenberg, and I had a long-time friendship with and respect for Melodie Wilson Oldenburg, founder of ABCD,” said Keith Mardak. “We believe in the mission and purpose of this organization and are committed to ABCD’s long-term growth and sustainability. We are very pleased that the organization is serving more people.” Read more […]
For June Winters, breast cancer was a familiar worry. Two of her five sisters had been diagnosed with the illness before entering menopause, and June followed a rigorous screening regimen as a result. Beginning in her 20s, she underwent regular tests including mammograms, MRIs, and clinical exams. As a preventive measure, June also took a […]
November 29th the Lobby Salon at the InterContinental was filled with ABCD Mentors, staff and board members as we celebrated the ABCD family of Mentors. These are the volunteers who compassionately give their time and willingly share their personal breast cancer experience with those who have heard the four frightening words – you have breast […]
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Six more days to visit our friends at the Wisconsin Breast Cancer Showhouse! Check out the Urban Showhouse through June 16. ... See MoreSee Less
ABCD gives the gift of KINDNESS this June. “Sometimes it takes only one act of kindness and caring to change a person’s life,” Leanne Walz, MSW, Social Worker, at Ascension Cancer Care. ... See MoreSee Less
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