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October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

   Oct 05, 2021

CharityWatch announces a list of highly efficient and accountable breast cancer charities.

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.

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. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), as of the end of 2020 there were nearly 8 million women alive who were diagnosed with breast cancer within the past 5 years. Of this total, 2.3 million occurred in the year 2020, according to the WHO, which also reported an estimated 685,000 breast cancer deaths as having occurred last year. 

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

Dozens of breast cancer charities exist, but only some will use your donation 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.


The Related Charities listed below perform favorably in relation to CharityWatch benchmarks:
1) A charity should spend at least 75% of its budget on program services.
2) A charity should spend no more than $25 to raise $100.

CharityWatch identifies the following breast cancer Top-Rated charities. Top-Rated charities receive an “A” or “B+” grade based on the portion of their budget going to program services and their fundraising efficiency. Top-Rated charities also must meet CharityWatch's Governance and Transparency benchmarks. Contact the organizations below for more information.

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