Maryland breast cancer resources

October 11, 2012

A selection of resources for breast cancer patients and families:

Nonprofits, charities and support groups

Active Survivors Network Helps people affected by illness, disease and accidents to maintain an active lifestyle. activesurvivor.org or 410-823-0562

American Cancer Society Offers and links patients to education, support and assistance programs, such as Look Good...Feel Better, Wigs - Free or Reduced, Reach to Recovery, and more, at area locations. Holds the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk every October. cancer.org

American Cancer Society Hope Lodge Baltimore Houses adults receiving outpatient cancer treatment more than 40 miles from home. 636 W. Lexington St., Baltimore. 410-547-2522 cancer.org

Blink Pink Inc. Seeks to educate, support and provide resources for breast cancer patients; salute those who did not survive breast cancer; and honor the caregivers and loved ones. 443-379-4117.

Cancer Support Foundation Helps with quality of life and financial issues such as eviction prevention, transportation, emotional support and more. 8268 Academy Road, Ellicot City. info@cancersupportfoundation.org, (410) 964-9563 or cancersupportfoundation.org

Hopewell Cancer Support Helps patients and their families cope with the impact of a diagnosis. Programs include support groups, educational seminars, exercise classes and social activities. 10628 Falls Road, Lutherville. 410-832-2719 or hopewellcancersupport.org

The Jean Steirn Cancer Program Provides free mental health treatment, linkage to support services and transportation to therapy appointments. 410-825-1001 or probonocounseling.org

Metavivor Provides support groups, promotes awareness and raises money for the metastatic breast cancer community. 445 Defense Highway, Annapolis. 410-353-3733 or metavivor.org

Moveable Feast Inc. Provides meals to women in treatment for breast cancer as well as dependent children and caretakers. 410-327-3420 or mfeast.org

Nueva Vida Provides cancer support services for Latinas in the D.C., Baltimore and Richmond areas. Esperanza Center 430 S. Broadway, Baltimore. 1-866-986-8432 or nueva-vida.org

The Red Devils Funds services to improve quality of life for breast cancer patients treated at participating hospitals in Maryland and their families. 5820 York Road, Suite 205, Baltimore. 877-643-0202 or the-red-devils.org

Save the Coconuts Raises money and awareness for breast cancer. P.O. Box 3057, Annapolis. 410-353-1552, coconuts@savethecoconuts.org or savethecoconuts.org

Sisters Network Inc. Seeks to raise awareness of the impact of breast cancer in the African American community. sistersnetworkinc.org or baltimore@sistersnetworkinc.org

Susan G. Komen for the Cure Maryland Holds annual walk to raise money for local and national breast cancer programs. Awards grants to state programs that increase access to quality breast health care. 200 East Joppa Road, Suite 407, Towson. 410-938-8990 or komenmd.org

Tyanna Foundation Raises awareness and money for research. Holds local events, including the annual BreastFest, which benefits the Hoffberger Breast Center at Mercy Medical Center. breastfest.org

Ullman Cancer Fund for Young Adults Offers programs supporting, educating and connecting young adults, and their loved ones, affected by cancer. 410-964-0202 or ulmanfund.org

Wellness House of Annapolis Free support groups, counseling, and therapeutic classes such as art, yoga, meditation to those suffering from cancer and their families. 2625 Mas Que Farm Road, Annapolis. 410-990-0941 or annapoliswellnesshouse.org

Women Supporting Women Provides education and support to breast cancer patients on the Delmarva Peninsula. womensupportingwomen.org

Government programs

Maryland Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program Screenings and follow-up for uninsured, low-income women, and public and professional education programs. fha.maryland.gov or 1-800-477-9774

Anne Arundel Breast and Cervical Cancer Program 410-222-6180 or aahealth.org

Baltimore City Cancer Program Focuses on early detection, diagnosis, treatment and education, especially for uninsured. Funded through Maryland's Cigarette Restitution Fund Program. Offers free breast and cervical cancer screenings Monday-Friday at UniversityCare at Edmondson Village (410-328- 2273) and Heritage Crossing, 312 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., 3rd floor, Baltimore, (410-244-7026) umgcc.org/bccp/index.htm

Baltimore County Department of Health Women's Cancer Protection Program 410-887-3432 or baltimorecountymd.gov

Carroll County Women's Wellness - Breast and Cervical Cancer Program 410-876-4423 or carrollhealthdepartment.dhmh.md.gov

Harford County Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening 410-612-1780 or harfordcountyhealth.com

Howard County Breast & Cervical Cancer Screening Program (410) 313-4255 or howardcountymd.gov

Hospitals

Aiello Breast Center at Baltimore Washington Medical Center 203 Hospital Drive, Glen Burnie. 410-553-8351 or mybwmc.org/breast-care

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