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A Personal Message & Top-Rated Charities for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

   Oct 07, 2022

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month—a time set aside to bring attention to a disease that is by far the most common type of cancer among women in the United States and around the world. Each year in the United States more than 200,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer. 

There is not sufficient knowledge on the causes of breast cancer. When the disease is detected early enough, positive outcomes are more likely. Scheduling routine breast cancer screenings with a healthcare professional is essential for anyone concerned about detecting or preventing this disease.

The charities listed below are Top-Rated by CharityWatch for spending at least 75% of their cash budgets on programs; for maintaining fundraising efficiency of $25 or less to raise each $100 in cash donations; and for meeting CharityWatch's 
governance & transparency benchmarks

ATTENTION: The charities listed in this alert were Top-Rated by CharityWatch at the time of its publication. CharityWatch updates our ratings throughout the year. To see if a particular charity is currently Top-Rated, please click on its name, below.

Breast Cancer Research Foundation

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund 

Prevent Cancer Foundation 


Many breast cancer charities exist, but only some will use your donations efficiently to fund the programs most important to you. CharityWatch recommends using our list of Top-Rated breast cancer charities to identify efficient organizations. Interested donors can then navigate to the websites of those organizations to determine which charities conduct programs that are most in line with their goals. Some charities may primarily conduct activities to raise breast cancer awareness, while others might provide direct grants and other support to patients suffering from this disease.

Donors Beware

Scammers will exploit your feelings of empathy and compassion as a means of siphoning donations away from legitimate charities and into their own pockets. Read CharityWatch's advice for avoiding charity frauds and scams: 

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