Here’s a list of freebies for breast cancer patients and survivors. All sites listed offer very important and meaningful services or products to those in need. If you or a loved one is undergoing breast cancer treatment you’ll want to take a look at this list. In many cases you can make requests on behalf of your loved one.
I’ve been fortunate enough to experience the generosity of some of these groups during my own BC journey. There’s something comforting about receiving a gift from a stranger. It can restore your faith in humanity and can help you stay afloat in desperate times.
Medical Garments & Medical Alert Bands
This is an important service for patients living with lymphedema. All 4 One Lymphedivas can provide lymphedema sleeves for qualified patients. There’s an application process through cancer1source.org.
Before any surgery people living with lymphedema will want to be sure medical staff know which arm or leg is effected. Lymphedema.com offers wrist or ankle bands with the words “Alert Lymphedema” to be worn into any surgery.
Breast Cancer Services
Cleaning services can be essential during treatments for cancer. The organization cleaningforareason.org offers this service free of charge to breast cancer patients
Beauty & Care Packages
After mastectomy many women need prosthetic devices to help them look more like they looked befor Breast cancer. Knitted Knockers fill this need.
A great program called Look Good Feel Better holds group workshops to teach beauty techniques to cancer patients. The program helps women combat the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment. They provide a beauty kit individualized for each participant.
A site called pinkitforward.org is put together by four women from one family that has had more than its share of breast cancer. They send out nice care packages to breast cancer patients.
The site called goodwishesscarves.org provides pretty scarves along with a hand written note from all of their staff for free to women undergoing cancer treatment.
Breast Cancer Charities has a nice program to help women undergoing breast cancer treatment. It’s called Feeling Beautiful Again. They provide a care package with beauty supplies donated from different sources.
The site called Lump to Laughter offers “hope bags” to newly (6 months) diagnosed breast cancer patients. There is a religious aspect to this site.
The American Breast Cancer Foundation has a nice web page explaining their grant programs. The foundation has limited funds that are available for medical procedures related to breast health.
The Pink Fund provides 90 days of non-medical cost of living expenses to breast cancer patients actively undergoing treatment.