BCFO works to meet the special needs of children within families affected by breast cancer, recognizing the fact that breast cancer is a family disease. In 2008 alone, 42 children in families impacted by breast cancer received assistance through the Rosalie O’Reilly Wooten Children’s Fund.
Assistance is tailored to each unique situation. In the past, BCFO has provided assistance in the following ways:
Clothing & SCHOOL SUPPLIES
Assistance in paying
for orthodontic treatment initiated prior to the diagnosis of family member with breast cancer
Birthday or holiday gifts
Additional assistance with utilities
1.) Fill out the Financial Assistance application and Medical Records Authorization and fax, mail or drop off at BCFO office: BCFO, 620 W Republic Rd, Suite 107, Springfield, MO 65807Please be specific about what type of assistance is needed most
2.) You will receive a phone call to confirm receipt of application and to obtain a short case history interview.
3.) BCFO will request a copy of the most recent medical records related to your breast cancer treatment.
4.) Once all necessary information has been received, the Distribution Committee will review your request. All applicants will be notified of the committee decision via phone or mail immediately following a decision.
Typically, the entire process takes an estimated 2 – 3 weeks, however, all necessary information must be submitted before any request will be considered. The actual length of the process depends on how quickly the necessary information is received. All inquiries, applications and client files remain confidential.
Apply for assistance
Have you been diagnosed with breast cancer? Click here to learn more about receiving help with your household bills during treatment. Do you need a free screening mammogram? Click here to apply. Are you struggling to pay for lymphedema garments? Click HERE for an application.
BCFO hosts several fundraising events every year. Check out our upcoming events here!
BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION OF THE OZARKS
620 W. Republic Rd. Ste 107
Springfield, MO 65807
TOLL-FREE NUMBER: 866.874.1915
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Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks is a local 501(c) 3 not-for-profit organization. BCFO reaches 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, mentoring programs, a full range of resources regarding breast cancer awareness, diagnosis and treatment, where to find related community services, and more.