Thanks to the continuing support of Floridians purchasing the “End Breast Cancer” specialty license plate and the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation’s (FBCF) network of breast cancer supporters, survivors, and activists fighting to end the suffering caused by breast cancer, we have invested over $6 million in dedicated funding for breast cancer education and research programs in the state of Florida.
Each year, FBCF releases funding to provide Education Grants for nonprofit community-based organizations in the state of Florida. Ensuring Floridians receive the proper breast cancer education is one of the fundamental pillars of the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation's mission. We believe all women and men should have access to information that will empower them to be advocates for their own health by providing the tools necessary to assess their individual risks and abiltiy to recognize early signs and symptoms of breast cancer, regardless of income or where they live. Grants are awarded in support of innovative education programs throughout Florida that aim to reach populations who would not otherwise have access to this potentially lifesaving information.
FBCF, along with those who generously support us with their talent, time, and resources, is working to better the lives of those facing breast cancer in Florida. Proposals for Education Grants are carefully selected through a peer-review process by FBCF reviewers on the Education Committee.
If you are interested in joining the Education Committee, please download the application here.
FBCF seeks to fund resourceful and innovative educational projects in four key areas:
- Breast cancer education for women via Educational Workshops in areas where they need to be proactive advocates for their own breast health (i.e. pre-diagnosis, urgency after diagnosis, types of treatments, types of surgery, etc.).
- Survivorship education for survivors, their families, and advocates to help during the transition phase as the breast cancer patient moves from treatment to “survivorship” where they may face psychosocial effects, such as depression, fear of recurrence, or low self-esteem. Other issues which may arise: finances, sexuality and intimacy, quality of life, etc.
- Provide education on breast health to young women and men with a focus on the middle school, high school, and college aged groups to promote breast self-awareness and influence positive behaviors early on so they may continue into adulthood.
- Late stage breast cancer education to create and provide a method of education on late stage breast cancer diagnosis that will help reduce the percentage of these diagnoses in the geographic areas exceeding the state of Florida average.