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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

  • Elizabeth Brenner joined The Morning Blend to assure all those in need – ABCD is here and ready to help!April 2, 2020 - 1:36 pm

    ABCD’s Power of One-to-One Award Recipient and former Board President, Elizabeth “Betsy” Brenner, went on The Morning Blend to emphasize the importance of one-to-one emotional support, especially in challenging times. “There is no disruption in service because of the coronavirus. Our trained people are standing by – our Mentors are available over the phone.” ABCD […]

  • Orangetheory and ABCD!October 1, 2019 - 2:01 pm

    ABCD is excited to partner with Orangetheory Fitness Wisconsin this Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Last year, Orangetheory’s Wisconsin studios raised over $7,000 for ABCD: After Breast Cancer Diagnosis. We’re honored they want to continue their partnership with us and help spread the word about ABCD and raise money to support our mission. Orangetheory will be […]

  • National Breast Cancer Awareness MonthOctober 1, 2019 - 12:56 pm

    Dear ABCD Friends, Today marks the first day of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  It’s a very active time of year for ABCD staff and volunteers; almost every day this month, we are out and about in Southeastern Wisconsin, attending health fairs and/or participating in amazing events hosted by community partners to raise awareness about […]

  • Griffin Automotive Group Partners with ABCD!September 17, 2019 - 5:00 pm

    “Contributions from every oil change make a difference.” ABCD and Griffin Automotive Group are partnering this September to fundraise and bring awareness to the importance of emotional support for all those affected by breast cancer – patients, families, and friends! ABCD provides free, customized support to help ease the stress and burden of breast cancer, […]

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