Community Foundation Presents Check to Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks (BCFO) for Challenge Grant

SPRINGFIELD, MO. – The Community Foundation of the Ozarks presented a check to the Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks (BCFO) Board of Directors in response to a challenge grant offered in the fall 2009. These challenge grants were a response to the 2009 Community Focus: A Report for Springfield and Greene County addressing unmet needs in the community. The $25,000 check matched funds already raised by BCFO for the Children’s Fund. BCFO wishes to thank the BCFO donors, the Community Foundation, and the Community Foundation agencies that made these grants possible: The Musgrave Foundation, the Roy W. Slusher Foundation, the Thomas J. Carlson Fund, American Dehydrated Foods, Inc., and The Turner Family Fund.

Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks is a local 501(c) 3 not-for-profit. BCFO is an organization of people reaching out to friends and neighbors who have been affected by breast cancer. BCFO offers personal support and comfort in real and practical ways, providing support networks, mentor programs, a full range of resources regarding breast cancer awareness, diagnosis and treatment, where to find related community services, and more. The agency provides non-medical financial assistance to those in need through BCFO’s Client Distribution Program.

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