COVID-19 Response

Your help is needed now, more than ever.
Living Beyond Breast Cancer’s COVID-19 Response efforts address the urgent and increased needs among our national breast cancer community. Join us. 

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Urgent and increased needs

Many people in active treatment for early-stage or metastatic breast cancer have weakened immune systems because of breast cancer treatments and are worried about their risk for contracting the virus. Additionally, navigating our medical system in a time of COVID-19 has made things even more complicated.  

People in treatment already face financial hardships and can find it difficult to pay for basic needs such as food, rent and utilities. The economic impact of COVID-19 has resulted in many households losing income and/or health care insurance, making this situation even harder.

Many are struggling with anxiety from the effects of distancing from other people, which can compound the isolation that can come with a breast cancer diagnosis. Others are coping with increased stress as they are taking care of children and supporting their families through the uncertainties of the pandemic while facing their own breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. 

We're working around the clock to support our community with peer support and the latest information on COVID-19 and breast cancer.  Please help us continue this important work and make a tax-deductible gift today. 

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Timely and trusted information
COVID-19 has affected breast cancer care in many ways with changes in appointments, treatments and screenings. We’re committed to covering the latest news so our community stays informed with insights from conversations with experts, reflections from people with breast cancer and tips for navigating these uncertain times. View our COVID-19 coverage. 

Connection and hope
While COVID-19 keeps us physically apart, you are never alone. Find people to talk to in Living Beyond Breast Cancer’s safe online communities for people impacted by breast cancer and a Breast Cancer Helpline for one to one conversations with a trained volunteer who has had a breast cancer diagnosis. View our support options.

More grants for people in need
With the onset of COVID-19, the financial devastation experienced by people with breast cancer has increased significantly. Our LBBC Fund, which provides modest one-time grants to people in active treatment received over 200 applications for assistance within 24 hours. With your help, we can increase the number of grants we offer this year so women can focus on their health, not their bills. Learn more about the Living Beyond Breast Cancer Fund.   

The pandemic has presented new funding challenges for us while the demand for our services has increased. Over the last few months, thanks to our corporate partners listed below, we have been able to ensure that all staff have the technology to work remotely, develop new communication protocols, transform our educational programs from in-person to virtual, and generate ongoing digital content with trusted medical input. 
 



Thank you to our generous COVID-19 Response corporate sponsors and partners

Eisai USA Foundation 

Thank you to our generous Living Beyond Breast Cancer Fund donors  who help us provide financial assistance grants to women in active treatment and who face financial difficulty.