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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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Cleaning out the clutter after the holidays?

Happy New Year! Cleaning out the clutter after the holidays?

We will gladly pickup your household items including clothes, shoes, linens, bric-a-brac, toys, electronics, furniture, and so much more.

On behalf of the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation, we wish you a very healthy & happy new year! 

 

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Holiday Clothing & Shoe Donation Drive

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Join us in the FIGHT against Breast Cancer by Scheduling a Holiday Donation Pickup! 🛍🎄

Your Donations are a WIN, WIN, WIN:

  1. Every donation pickup helps fund the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation and provides valuable resources for breast cancer advocacy, education, and research.
  2. Helps save you money at tax time.
  3. They preserve and protect the environment by recycling.

We can arrange a pickup just about anywhere in South Florida in Martin, Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami Dade Counties.

Clean out the clutter before the holidays! Schedule your donation pickup online, or give us a call at 1-888-492-4483.

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Clean out the Clutter before the Holidays

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Tis the season to donate. 🛍🎄Clean out the clutter before the holidays & help support the fight against breast cancer!

Getting your donations picked up by us makes it simple to donate furniture, clothing, electronics and other household goods whether you are winter cleaning, moving, recycling or just enjoy giving.

Every donation helps provide valuable funding for all of the programs and events sponsored by the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation.

We can arrange a pickup just about anywhere in South Florida in Martin, Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami Dade Counties.  Schedule your donation pickup online, or give us a call at 1-888-492-4483.

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Thanksgiving Clothing & Shoe Drive

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Clean out the Clutter before the Holidays & Support the FIGHT against Breast Cancer with our Thanksgiving Clothing & Shoe Drive!

The Florida Breast Cancer Foundation needs your help! We are in need of clothes and shoes, please donate as much as you can to support our cause.

We can arrange a pickup just about anywhere in South Florida in Martin, Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami Dade Counties. Join the fight, one pickup at a time! Schedule your donation pickup online, or call us at 1-888-492-4483.

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Host a Breast Cancer Awareness Donation Drive

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Join us in the FIGHT against Breast Cancer! 💕 💕

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The Florida Breast Cancer Foundation will assist with all necessary resources to make your drive successful. We can provide trucks on site for collection on event date, leave aesthetically appealing pink donation bins, pink bags, marketing postcards, etc. Just let us know how we can help.

Get Involved Here — http://www.pickupsforbreastcancer.org/organize-donation-drive/

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We Make Summer Cleaning Easy!

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We Make Summer Cleaning Easy!!!🌸  Schedule your free donation pickup and join in the fight against breast cancer. 🚚
 
Getting your donations picked up by us makes it simple to donate furniture, clothing, electronics and other household goods whether you are summer cleaning, moving, recycling or just enjoy giving!
 
🚚 You can schedule online here http://bit.ly/1YxfiZX, or call us at 1-888-492-4483.
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