Sunday, December 19, 2010

An Important Message, We Need Your Support

It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain.
Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Novemcer 19, 1863
Dear Friend,

We did not start out thinking that we would become what we have. This foundation started as a support forum to bring women together who had been diagnosed with breast cancer. The Circle, as it was known, began to grow and grow as new women passed through their treatments with the help of their sisters in the Circle and they, in return, reached out to other new women as their journeys began. It became a circle of hope, faith, friendship, support and strength.

We also suffered our losses. Dearly loved members died from this awful disease leaving young children, or losing their lives before they could even start them. This led to the science and advocacy of our foundation. We started our website to educate, empower and save the lives of every woman who has heard the words, "You have breast cancer."

Without an endowment, without any funding, without anyone to turn to for financial help, this foundation was built. We are here for anyone who needs us twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. We are where you find evidence based research information that can be taken to your doctor to ensure you are getting the very latest treatment and care. We are where you can turn to to learn what to do, what to wear, what to eat, what to expect before, during and after each treatment you are about to endure.

We all want a cure for breast cancer. There is none. Research is the key to getting us closer to that elusive cure. But what about the woman who is in the trenches fighting her breast cancer? She needs us and she needs us now. We are the bridge between the diagnosis and the cure. How? We get you through your breast cancer as if you were a member of our family while the researchers work on the cure. We are out in the community spreading awareness of the importance of early screening for young women before the age of forty to save their lives through early detection of Triple Negative Breast Cancer.

We are not doctors. We are your sisters. We have been through everything you have. The chemo, the surgeries, the radiation and the after effects of the treatments. We know what you need and what you are going through. We don't want anyone else to have to suffer. So we continue - we will help you get through this, we will work hard to keep you up to date on everything you need to know, now - and we will tirelessly endeavor to save the lives of the young women who don't even know they have breast cancer, yet.

WE NEED YOUR HELP, NOW.

In order to keep the No Surrender Breast Cancer Foundation running and growing and reaching out across the world, we need your financial support. If we have helped you in any way, we ask that you please make a donation. We are a recognized 501 c3 not for profit foundation and it is 100% tax deductible.

This is a crucial time for us and without funding we will not be able to fulfill our goals and we have dedicated ourselves to those of you who are the survivors, in honor of those who have gone before us. Please help us keep this mission moving forward.

Thank you,

Gina Maisano
Founder

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