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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

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  • United Way Features ABCD ConnectionOctober 23, 2018 - 10:44 am

    Mentor Lori and Participant Kim formed a lifelong friendship when they were connected through ABCD’s signature mentor match service. Their story is featured in the United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County’s blog. Read their story. A big thank you to United Way for supporting ABCD!

  • Nothing Stops a Sista on a MissionOctober 11, 2018 - 2:46 pm

    Last Saturday, ABCD and 600+ walkers participated in the 2018 Sista Strut event in Milwaukee. Muddy conditions didn’t put a damper on this incredibly inspiring celebration, recognizing Sista’s who are breast cancer survivors and honoring the memory of those who are gone. Sista Strut, an annual event, raises awareness about breast cancer and early detection […]

  • Michele Mick: Channeling Wisdom To Help OthersOctober 11, 2018 - 10:10 am

    Breast cancer made an impact on Michele Mick’s family long before her own diagnosis: her mother battled the disease twice, most recently in 2002. Ironically, it was during her mother’s recurrence that Michele, then 30 years old, discovered a lump in her own breast. Knowing that her family history put her at increased risk for […]

  • Strut Your Stuff with ABCDSeptember 12, 2018 - 1:51 pm

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Thank you Julie Hembel and Community Memorial Hospital for featuring ABCD in your breast health display case for the month of October.

Thank you Jean Godfroy, RN, Clinical Nurse Coordinator Breast Cancer Program at Froedtert for hosting an ABCD Open House Friday, October 12th, and Jane Hathaway, ABCD Liaison.
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