How to Give Back

After a cancer diagnosis, many survivors and their loved ones are motivated to give back to others who share their journey. While money definitely helps with research, all of the organizations on also need donations to keep giving freebies to other survivors.

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Here are other precious gifts you can give as well:

  • Your Wedding Gown: Brides Against Breast Cancer collects and resells wedding gowns, slips and veils (from 2009 or newer) to raise funds for the cause. Click Here or call 877-721-HOPE.
  • Your Hair: Pantene Beautiful Lengths collects healthy hair to make FREE wigs for cancer patients. Click Here or call 800-945-7768. The Silver Generation Fund collects gray, silver or white hair (which most other organizations don’t accept). Click Here or call 714-547-4462.
  • Your Time: You can participate in research studies aimed at discovering the causes of breast cancer with the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation’s Army of Women. Needed: women with and without a personal or family history of cancer who are 18 and older. Click Here or call 866-569-0388.
  • Your Car: The American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery Program provides FREE rides to and from treatment for people with cancer. To help, Click Here or call 800-227-2345.
  • Your Creativity: To find out where you can donate hand-knit and crocheted, hats, shawls and blankets you make for cancer patients, search the Charity Connection registry on Lion Brand Yarn Company’s website. Click Here or call 800-661-7551.
  • Your Letters: Girls Love Mail collects thousands of hand-written letters of love and support each year to give to women going through breast cancer treatment. Gather your book club, bridge group or kids, and start writing. Download a party kit that contains conversation starters, inspirational quotes and sample letters. You don’t have to provide the stamps! Click Here
  • Your Breast Cancer Hand-Me-Downs: Do you have a new or lightly used wig, scarves, breast forms or mastectomy/lumpectomy bras that you’d like to give to another survivor? The Fight Club Survivor organization collects them from caring individuals to pass on for FREE (excluding shipping costs) to those who can benefit. Click Here

 Good to Know

  • If you’re planning a fundraiser for breast cancer research, screening and education, Passionately Pink for the Cure will supply the tools to help. Included in the FREE fundraising kit: educational and promotional materials, collectible lapel pins, stickers, posters and more. You also get a Passionately Pink webpage to promote your event. Funds raised benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Visit the website to get inspired by great ideas and photos of past events and explore downloadable support materials. Click Here