BCFO hosts the following support groups each month:
A Mentor Speaks Up on Reasons to Join “One to One” When Newly Diagnosed…
“When a woman is newly diagnosed, she can experience a huge array of emotions. Many times, it is very difficult to know where or who to turn to for support and unconditional understanding. Your mentor has been exactly where you are now and may be able to help. Many of us who have experienced a cancer journey similar to yours wish that there had been someone there for us to relate to in our time of need.”
– Mary Beth, mentor for over 10 years
For more information on joining “One to One” for support or on volunteering through this program, please contact the program director at 417-862-3838.
BCFO offers the “One to One” Mentoring Program to provide emotional support to those newly diagnosed with breast cancer. Someone who has been recently diagnosed is paired with a mentor who is a survivor of similar disease with similar age and lifestyle traits. A mentor provides a listening ear for someone who is likely to have many concerns and questions about how to cope with a new diagnosis. A mentor can provide information on frequently asked questions, friendship, educational materials and, above all, a listening ear when it is most needed. Contact us to be paired with a mentor as soon after diagnosis as possible.
"BCFO offered me a hand up,
not a hand out."
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
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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.