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Men’s Health Month & Breast Cancer in Men. Get Involved!

Men's Health Month - Breast Cancer in Men - Pickups for Breast Cancer - Florida Breast Cancer Foundation

Men's Health Month - Breast Cancer in Men - Pickups for Breast Cancer - Florida Breast Cancer Foundation

This June, join the nationwide campaign to raise awareness of breast cancer in men. Educate the men in your life about the warning signs of breast cancer.

Male Breast Cancer: Less Common Than Women, But Still Serious  — It’s not unusual for a patient to ask if men can get breast cancer and the answer to the question is yes. In 2017, about 2,470 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed, and about 460 men will die from breast cancer.

Male breast cancer: Protein discovery could yield new treatments — In a new study, researchers have uncovered two proteins associated with male breast cancer, a discovery that could lead to more effective treatments.

Male Breast Cancer: A Rare, Increasing Trend — Why men are more likely to die from the disease that’s 100 times more common in women.

Breast Cancer in Men: More Common Than You Might Think — The treatment for breast cancer is the same for men and women, but the diagnosis and the risk factors are vastly different.

Support breast cancer research, education, and advocacy by scheduling a donation pickup online or by calling 1-888-492-4483(GIVE).

Men's Health Month - Breast Cancer in Men - Pickups for Breast Cancer - Florida Breast Cancer Foundation

Men's Health Month - Breast Cancer in Men - Pickups for Breast Cancer - Florida Breast Cancer Foundation

Men's Health Month - Breast Cancer in Men - Pickups for Breast Cancer - Florida Breast Cancer Foundation

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Memorial Day Donation Drive

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Honoring the Heroes who served to hold our flag high. We’d like to say thank you to those who serve and have served from all of us at Pickups for Breast Cancer.

This Memorial Day weekend, clean out the clutter and join us in the fight against breast cancer!

  • The Florida Breast Cancer Foundation has awarded more than $6 million in education & research grants in an effort to cure breast cancer.
  • Pickups for Breast Cancer is a free pickup service provided by the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation that collects household donations such as clothes, shoes, accessories, home décor, electronics, household items and more.
  • This program is an integral part of our fundraising activities.

When you schedule your free donation pickup, you can choose the location and day of the pickup. You do not have to be home at the time of pickup.

Leave your items in bags and boxes outside your front door and our driver will collect the donations and leave behind a tax-deductible receipt.

Free your home from unwanted clutter while funding quality programs and research centers dedicated to ending breast cancer!

SCHEDULE YOUR FREE DONATION PICKUP ONLINE!

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I never knew bravery until I saw it in my MOM!

Pickups for Breast Cancer - Florida Breast Cancer Foundation - Mother's Day

Pickups for Breast Cancer - Florida Breast Cancer Foundation - Mother's Day

Pickups for Breast Cancer - Florida Breast Cancer Foundation - Mother's Day

Pickups for Breast Cancer - Florida Breast Cancer Foundation - Mother's Day

Pickups for Breast Cancer - Florida Breast Cancer Foundation - Mother's Day

Pickups for Breast Cancer - Florida Breast Cancer Foundation - Mother's Day

This Mother’s Day, and every day, it’s important to have the women in our lives healthy so we may continue to celebrate the joys of life with them.

The Florida Breast Cancer Foundation (FBCF) is not only endeavoring to raise funds for breast cancer research, its focus is also on prevention, early detection, and advocacy.

When you schedule your free donation pickup, you are helping fund quality programs and research centers dedicated to ending breast cancer through the FBCF.

Choose the location and day of the pickup so that it is convenient for you. Leave your items in bags and boxes outside your front door and our driver will collect the donations and leave behind a tax-deductible receipt.

Together we will end breast cancer! Schedule your free donation pickup online here.

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Happy Mother’s Day from the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation

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This Mother’s Day, and every day, it’s important to have the women in our lives healthy so we may continue to celebrate the joys of life with them. By sharing the latest scientific research in prevention and detection techniques, more mothers can enjoy their special day with their families.  The Florida Breast Cancer Foundation (FBCF) is not only endeavoring to raise funds for breast cancer research, its focus is also on prevention, early detection, and advocacy. The FBCF wants to empower women to be aware of their individual risk factors, make healthy lifestyle choices, and know how to recognize the early signs of breast cancer for their body. Subsequently, many more mothers can reduce their risk of breast cancer which has already taken the lives of so many.

The foundation recommends being mindful of changes in each person’s unique breast area. If anything feels different or unusual, it is probably time for a medical breast examination conducted by a health professional.

If you notice any of the following changes to your body, you should discuss them with your doctor to see if they are abnormal:

  • Lumps, knots, or thickening of skin on breast or underarm
  • Changes in size or shape of breast
  • Nipple discharge (other than breast milk)
  • Swelling of all or part of a breast (even if no distinct lump is felt)
  • Skin irritation or dimpling (sometimes similar in appearance to an orange peel)
  • Breast or nipple pain
  • Nipple retraction (turning inward)
  • Redness or the form of “scales” on skin
  • Thickening of the nipple or breast skin

Additionally, there are general health measures that can be taken that have been known to lessen the risk of developing breast cancer.

To date, the best-known forms of prevention are the following:

  • Limiting alcohol intake
  • Avoiding any type of smoking
  • Controlling your weight so it is within a healthy range
  • Exercising Regularly

This Mother’s Day, the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation would like to make every moment count. In order to save more lives, be sure to propagate the signs and prevention recommendations to every mother you know. Help spread the word on behalf of the FBCF.

About the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation

The Florida Breast Cancer Foundation has awarded more than $6 million in education and research grants in an effort to cure breast cancer. Pickups for Breast Cancer is a free pickup service provided by the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation that collects household donations such as clothes, shoes, accessories, home décor, electronics, household items and more.  This program is an integral part of our fundraising activities.  When you schedule your free donation pickup, you can choose the location and day of the pickup so that it is convenient for you. You do not even have to be present at the time of pickup. Simply leave your items in bags and boxes outside your front door and our driver will collect the donations and leave behind a tax-deductible receipt. You can free your home from unwanted clutter while funding quality programs and research centers dedicated to ending breast cancer! Together we can make a difference. Together we WILL End Breast Cancer.

 

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International Women’s Day & FBCF

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International Women’s Day is an annual observance that “celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities”.

The Florida Breast Cancer Foundation (FBCF) was founded by 3 Miami women in 1993. Originally named the South Florida Breast Cancer Coalition, the organization began as a nonprofit, grassroots organization dedicated to ending breast cancer through advocacy, education, and research.

Today, we continue our mission and strive to reduce rates of mortality and morbidity through education and research. We will continue to rally throughout the state ensuring all women and men have equal access to screenings and care.

By donating your clothing and household items to us, you are helping support valuable breast cancer research and education. Thank you for your support!

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World Cancer Day 2018

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Today is World Cancer Day!

World Cancer Day aims to reduce the number of preventable deaths each year by raising cancer awareness amongst the general public and pressing governments to take further action against the disease.

World Cancer Day takes place every year on February 4thand unities the world under a single theme to highlight the on-going fight against cancer.

How you can get involved:

Join us in the fight against breast cancer by scheduling a free donation pickup or by organizing a donation drive with your coworkers or neighbors.

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THANK YOU, Nurses! Happy Nurses Day!

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Happy Nurses Day! We want to say THANK YOU to all of the wonderful, amazing nurses that are making such a huge difference in the lives of people living with breast cancer and their families.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide. Nurses involved in breast cancer care have an impact on early detection of breast cancer, treatment, and symptom management.

Show your appreciation for that special nurse in your life by forwarding this post to them.

 

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Random Acts of Kindness Day

February 17th is #RandomActsofKindnessDay 🎀🚚

We’d like to THANK YOU for the continued support of our program! We understand that you have many options when it comes to donating your clothing and household items and appreciate your dedication to our cause.

The Florida Breast Cancer Foundation has invested $4 million to fulfill the goal of dedicated funding for education and research programs in the state of Florida.

Join us today in the FIGHT against Breast Cancer!  Schedule your donation pick up online here or give us a call at 1-888-492-4483.

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Let’s Unite for a Great Cause

This Valentine’s Day, let’s unite for a great cause and spread love! 💖💘💟 

The FBCF has invested $4 million to fulfill the goal of dedicated funding for education and research programs in the state of Florida. When we pick up donations from you, you support efforts in Breast Cancer Advocacy, Education and Research.

Schedule your donation pickup online here.

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Get Involved for World Cancer Day!

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World Cancer Day aims to reduce the number of preventable deaths each year by raising cancer awareness amongst the general public and pressing governments to take further action against the disease. World Cancer Day takes place every year on February 4th and unities the world under a single theme to highlight the on-going fight against cancer.

Join us in the fight by scheduling a donation pickup or organizing a donation drive at your office or neighborhood.

Schedule a free donation pickup

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