Y-me National Breast Cancer Organization Inc

aka Breast Cancer Network of Strength   |   Chicago, IL   |  www.y-me.org
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Mission

The mission of Breast Cancer Network of Strength is to ensure, through information, empowerment and peer support, that no one faces breast cancer alone.
YourShoes™ is Breast Cancer Network of Strength’s peer support program that includes a 24/7 breast cancer support center staffed by trained breast cancer survivors providing peer support through a toll-free hotline, e-mail and support groups.
The organization raises money to fund YourShoes, outreach programs, breast health awareness workshops, wigs and prostheses banks for women with limited resources, and advocacy on breast cancer related policies.

Ruling year info

1988

Principal Officer

Ms. Cindy Geoghegan

Main address

212 West Van Buren St Ste 1000

Chicago, IL 60607

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EIN

36-3049954

NTEE code info

Cancer (G30)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Patient Services - Entertainment, Recreation (E86)

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YourShoes 24/7 Breast Cancer Support Center

YourShoes has the country's only 24/7 toll-free hotline staffed exclusively by trained peer counselors who are breast cancer survivors. These peer counselors are experienced in handling all types of questions related to breast cancer, and can talk with you about your feelings and concerns. They will make sure your questions are answered and give you the information you need in plain language. Interpreters are availalble in more than 150 languages. Call YourShoes at 800-221-2141.

Population(s) Served

A Day for You is an all-day event where participants learn about earlier detection methods, are taught breast self-examination (BSE) and receive clinical breast exams. Onsite screening mammograms and/or referrals also are available. Network of Strength outreach coordinators provide information to the populations they serve—Asian, Latina and African-American —through foreign-language materials and culturally-sensitive details.

Population(s) Served

Network of Strength is committed to offering wigs and breast prostheses for women with limited resources. Every year, the organization provides nearly 500 free wigs, prostheses and mastecomy bras for the women who need them most.

Population(s) Served

When you call Breast Cancer Network of Strength's YourShoes 24/7 Breast Cancer Support Center, you can request to be paired with a peer counselor who had the same diagnosis, is the same age or has experienced similar challenges as you. The confidential, free-of-charge service is available to anyone who calls YourShoes.

Population(s) Served

Breast Cancer Network of Strength provides a unique service for those who are supporting someone through breast cancer--the Partner Match Program. Simply call the YourShoes 24/7 Breast Cancer Support Center at 800-221-2141 and request to be paired  with a person who has had similar experiences being the caregiver or loved one of a survivor.

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Y-me National Breast Cancer Organization Inc

Board of directors
as of 07/02/2014
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Board chair

Frank Jakosz

Grant Thornton LLP

Pat Harris

McDonald's Corporation

Lynn Hanessian

Zeno Group

Maureen Durack

Vedder, Price, Kaufman & Kammholz, PC

Karen Alber

H.J. Heinz