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.”
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 […]
Serving as the Executive Director of ABCD: After Breast Cancer Diagnosis is a personal and professional privilege. Every day, I am surrounded by people who inspire me. Breast cancer patients, survivors, thrivers, and their families and friends. Physicians and clinicians. Advocates, community visionaries, donors, and leaders. Media professionals, advertisers, and corporate partners. Dedicated staff, board […]
ABCD board member, Dr. Sandra Underwood speaks with V100.7’s Bailey Coleman about early detection and how ABCD fits into the breast cancer experience. Listen Here. Listen to Sandra Underwood and Ellen Friebert Schupper’s conversation with Dan O’Donnell from 95.7 BIGFM, 97.3NOW and FM106.1 .
ABCD: After Breast Cancer Diagnosis provides emotional support to those affected by a breast cancer diagnosis. Professionally trained Mentors give COMPASSION to patients, family and friends in need. Please take a moment to view this special video about Lisa Armitage who needed our support services when she was diagnosed with breast cancer while pregnant with her son. ... See MoreSee Less
Great group of ABCD friends, Mentors, partners, community sponsors, volunteers and staff at this years TEMPO Milwaukee's Annual Mentor Awards! #tempomentorawards #loveyourmentor ... See MoreSee Less
ABCD gives the gift of COMPASSION this February. "People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." ~ Maya Angelou ... See MoreSee Less
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