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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!

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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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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.

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PFBC August Newsletter

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Pickups for Breast Cancer August Newsletter

August 15 – National Relaxation Day

Relaxation Techniques and Mind/Body Practices: How They Can Help You Cope with Cancer. Cancer and its treatment can be stressful for people with cancer and their caregivers. Relaxation techniques and other mind/body practices can help calm your mind and sharpen your ability to focus. These techniques offer creative ways to reduce stress caused by cancer and to maintain inner peace.  Read More

August 15 – Best Friend’s Day

22 Ways to Help a Friend With Breast Cancer
“So how can you help? There is no one-size-fits-all answer. That’s why we turned to survivors for our list of support dos and don’ts. Our patient-generated advice is sorted into three stages—Diagnosis, Surgery & Treatment, and Recovery—identified by Maureen Broderick, a licensed clinical social worker who has worked with cancer patients and run cancer support groups. Here’s what you need to know.” Read More

August 21 – Senior Citizen’s Day

August 21 is National Senior Citizens Day. With two-thirds of breast cancer cases occurring in people over the age of 55, today is a great opportunity to learn more about breast cancer in older adults.” Read More

 

In the News

6 Common Breast Cancer Myths Debunked

“Breast cancer is a scary disease. It’s also a disease with no single known cause; and no surefire prevention methods. It’s no wonder that, over the years, lots of myths about what might cause breast cancer have grown up, especially since the advent of the internet. Here are some of the most common “causes” of breast cancer you might hear repeated: none of them is true.” Read More

This is the Alternative Breast Cancer Screening Method that’s Saving Lives

“The American Cancer Society recommends that most women get annual mammograms starting at age 45 to screen for breast cancer. But standard mammograms fail to detect breast cancer in a lot of women—particularly the roughly 50 percent of American women with dense breast tissue. Fortunately, a new study has identified a way to catch cancer in the patients the usual screening method misses most.” Read More

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Thank You!

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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.

If you’d like to donate – schedule your donation pick up online here (http://bit.ly/1YxfiZX) or give us a call at 1-888-492-4483.

Experimental Drug CDX-011 Shows Promise

There’s good news for the estimated 35 percent of the total breast cancer population who  are triple negative and/or have a  high expression of GPNMB.

According to a report in Reuters,  interim results from a mid-stage trial of Celldex Therapeutics Inc’s experimental drug (known as CDX-011) has shown promise for shrinking tumors in patients with advanced breast cancer, working especially well for those with a high level of the protein GPNMB.

GPNMB helps tumor cells “move around”. The thought is that CDX-011 puts the brakes on this movement. In trial patients with GPNMB protein tumor cells, 32 percent responded to the drug, compared with only 13 percent of chemotherapy patients.

For more information visit, http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/05/23/celldex-breastcancer-idUSL1E8GNDW120120523

Also, remember to continue to help fund important breast research by donating to breast cancer advocacy organizations such as the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation. You can also contribute by donating household goods and clothing.

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Breast Cancer Causes Health Issues Even When You Don’t Have It

We may laugh when we hear about the husband who suffers cravings or back pain along with his pregnant wife, but it’s no laughing matter when it comes to the very real health issues that husbands are now believed to experience when caring for their wives who have breast cancer.

According to an article on Medical News Today  a study shows that “caring for a wife with breast cancer can have a measurable negative effect” on a man’s health, including physical ailments such as headaches, fatigue and abdominal pain. Continue Reading →

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