YOU Can Support HER? YOU Can Support HIM?
It’s simple! Take a look at our donor funding program and click on the category that suits you best and fund Breast Cancer Action programs.
Thank you for visiting our website and taking the time to get to know Breast Cancer Action Ottawa. I do hope that you will join one of our amazing funding donor programs that will help men and women in Ottawa cope and live with their breast cancer diagnosis. Your steadfast compassion is truly inspiring.
A lot is going on in the world right now, but there are still hundreds of women and men who still need your help. Every day of the year many women and men are diagnosed with breast cancer and have called us for help. They have called us from parking lots, closets, and basements.
Often Breast Cancer Action is the first call they make after their consult with their surgeon. Being diagnosed with breast cancer can be overwhelming and very emotional for many. There is significant fear, fear of hair loss, breast loss, and even the potential for loss of life. Newly diagnosed women and men need someone at the end of the phone, to listen, provide empathy and provide support. And that’s just what Breast Cancer Action does, every day.
Your donation today will mean the Breast Cancer Action will be there to answer the call for the next women and men in need. You can ensure that Breast Cancer Action will have the resources to meet these needs. Together, we’ve stayed strong. You can make our community a better place for newly diagnosed women and men and the people who love them, simply by choosing the funding program that is the right fit for you.
Let’s continue our work to take care of each other. Together, we will build a better, stronger community for all.
You Make It Possible
Become a hero for those living with the breast cancer diagnosis!
By becoming a monthly donor, you are making sure that those living with a breast cancer diagnosis will receive the programs that they need to make it through these challenging times.
- With this donation those living with a breast cancer diagnosis will have access to Breast Cancer Action’s:
- Kelly Project that provides a gifted post- surgical camisole for those having a mastectomy and stress relief pillow.
- Peer Support Program (group, one on one, or just chatting with one of our peer support counsellors)
- “What About the Kids” Program. We will provide direction and guidance to programs available within the City.
- Discounted prices to Breast Cancer Action events
- Quarterly newsletter.
Breast Cancer Action monthly giving is the most cost-efficient way to donate and the best way to help support our programs and those we help!
When donating this way, you help us save on administration costs which means more people will benefit from your gift.
Once you’ve signed up as a Breast Cancer Action monthly donor, we automatically deduct your donation once a month from your bank account or your credit card. Then at the end of the year, you will receive one consolidated tax receipt for the year.
The Newly Diagnosed – New Supporter
Have you been diagnosed with breast cancer within the past 12 months? Being diagnosed with breast cancer is filled with questions, fears, and complexities. Breast cancer action is your 911 to access support and information as you enter the stage of your diagnosis. Breast Cancer Action is happy to sponsor your membership during your diagnosis year.
With this BCA sponsored membership you receive the following:
- Gifted post-surgical camisole and pillow for those having a mastectomy (as referred to Breast Cancer Action by their surgeon, available at Kelly’s boutique only)
- Gifted support pillow for those having a lumpectomy
- Access to our Peer Support Program (group, one on one, or just chatting with one of our peer support volunteers)
- “What About My Kids” program. We will provide direction and guidance to programs available in the city.
- Reference Documents
- And much, much more…
Register to become a sponsored Breast Cancer Action member
Pay it Forward Alumni Donor
WILL YOU SUPPORT HER/HIM?
The concept of pay it forward is simple.
Do a good deed for someone else and then they feel inspired to do a good deed for another person and so on and so forth.
At Breast Cancer Action we have sponsored your membership during your diagnosis year to ensure that you received the post-surgical camisole (mastectomy), pillow from the Heartfelt Pillow Program, peer support and access to reference tools to make sure you could receive the help you needed.
Now, we are asking you to support the newly diagnosed by becoming a “Pay It Forward Alumni” Program Supporter.
With a donation of $100 you will help Breast Cancer Action support someone who is about to be told “You have breast cancer”
To become a “Pay it Forward Alumni Program Funder” click here.
When registering on-line, please keep your confirmation as this minimum $100 donation is your tax receipt.
If you don’t want to pay on-line please contact the office at 613-736-5921 where your payment will be processed and you will then receive a tax receipt either via email or via Canada Post.
What YOUR Donation supports
With your “Pay It Forward” Program donation, you receive our thanks as your donation goes toward making sure that those who are living with a breast cancer diagnosis receive the following support:
- A post-surgical camisole and heart felt pillow;
- Access to our one on one and/or group Peer Support Programs;
- Access to our Body and Soul Health & Wellness Programs;
- The Prosthesis Bank; and
- When needed, access to our Metastatic Breast Cancer Support Group.
Register to become an ALUMNI Supporter today
“More than Just A Fitness” Program
Due to COVID 19 our current fitness program has been suspended.
This program is currently under review and preparation for its relaunch post COVID-19.
To take part in this program, you will receive a list and calendar of various classes that are being taught throughout the City. You will be asked to register online and pay $3.75 per class.
You can pay for this as a recurring monthly amount to be paid via your credit card or automated debit from your bank account or via postdated cheques.
Feel free to check out our fitness program prior to the COVID-19 restrictions being imposed.
You will be informed by email when our fitness programs will resume
The Teena Toba and Walter Hendelman Legacy Funding Program
A long-time supporter, Teena appreciated and saw the value in the programs that were offered to the newly diagnosed. After her passing, her husband Walter has been instrumental in supporting Breast Cancer Action and its programs and has helped guide us in ensuring that funds could be divested via an I-trade account.
Should you be in the position that it’s time for you to start planning your own legacy, please contact our Executive Director at 613-736-5921 to start the process.
Another option is a legacy gift which is a planned future donation to a charity, given through a will or other form of designation.
It is a decision that each person makes in their own financial planning process, that takes into account your charitable wishes and values.
You can contact Breast Cancer Action’s Executive Director at 613-736-5921 for further information.
The Family/FRIEND Pay It Forward Funding Program
Having a loved one diagnosed with breast cancer is filled with questions, fears, and complexities. Breast Cancer Action Ottawa is your 911 to access support and information as you enter this stage of your diagnosis.
For those wanting to support a loved one living with a breast cancer diagnosis, support is $100. For this support you receive:
- Access to our Peer Support Program (group, one on one, or just chatting with one of our peer support counsellors)
- “What About the Kids” Program. We will provide direction and guidance to programs available in the City.
- Discounted prices to Breast Cancer Action events
- Quarterly newsletter.
Register to become a FAMILY / FRIEND Supporter here
Knowing that YOU have made a difference in the life of those living with a breast cancer diagnosis is the best thing we can offer you.