Breast cancer resources

A selection of resources for breast cancer patients and families:

Nonprofits, charities and support groups

Active Survivors Network Helps people affected by illness, disease and accidents to maintain an active lifestyle. activesurvivor.org or 410-823-0562

American Breast Cancer Foundation Towson-based, national, 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose goal is to reduce the financial barriers to early detection screenings and diagnostic tests for the uninsured and underserved, regardless of age or gender. 1220 B East Joppa Road, Suite 332, Towson. 410-825-9388. abcf.org

American Cancer Society Offers and links patients to education, support and assistance programs. Holds the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks every October. cancer.org

American Cancer Society Hope Lodge Baltimore Houses adults receiving outpatient cancer treatment more than 40 miles from home. 636 W. Lexington St., Baltimore. 410-547-2522 cancer.org

Blink Pink Inc. Seeks to educate, support and provide resources for breast cancer patients; salute those who did not survive breast cancer; and honor the caregivers and loved ones. 443-379-4117 or info@blinkpink.org.

Cancer Support Foundation Helps with quality of life and financial issues such as eviction prevention, transportation, emotional support and more. 8268 Academy Road, Ellicott City. info@cancersupportfoundation.org, (410) 964-9563 or cancersupportfoundation.org

Hopewell Cancer Support Helps patients and their families cope with the impact of a diagnosis. Programs include support groups, educational seminars, exercise classes and social activities. The Breast Cancer Group meets the first and third Mondays of each month from 7-8:30 p.m. and the Metastatic Breast Cancer Group meets the second and fourth Mondays of each month from 1-2:30 p.m. 10628 Falls Road, Lutherville. 410-832-2719 or hopewellcancersupport.org

The Jean Steirn Cancer Program Provides free mental health treatment, linkage to support services and transportation to therapy appointments. 410-825-1001 or probonocounseling.org

Metavivor Provides support groups, promotes awareness and raises money for the metastatic breast cancer community. 445 Defense Highway, Annapolis. 410-491-5760 or metavivor.org

Moveable Feast Inc. Provides meals to women in treatment for breast cancer as well as dependent children and caretakers. 410-327-3420 or mfeast.org

Nueva Vida Provides cancer support services for Latinas in the D.C., Baltimore and Richmond areas. Esperanza Center 430 S. Broadway, Baltimore. 1-866-986-8432 or nueva-vida.org

The Red Devils Funds services to improve quality of life for breast cancer patients treated at participating hospitals in Maryland and their families. 5820 York Road, Suite 205, Baltimore. 877-643-0202 or the-red-devils.org

Save the Coconuts Raises money and awareness for breast cancer. P.O. Box 3057, Annapolis. 410-353-1552, coconuts@savethecoconuts.org or savethecoconuts.org

Susan G. Komen for the Cure Maryland Holds annual walks to raise money for local and national breast cancer programs. Awards grants to state programs that increase access to quality breast health care. 200 E. Joppa Road, Suite 407, Towson. 410-938-8990 or komenmd.org

Tyanna Foundation Raises awareness and money for research. Holds local fundraising events, including the annual BreastFest. breastfest.org

Ullman Cancer Fund for Young Adults Offers programs supporting, educating and connecting young adults and their loved ones affected by cancer. 410-964-0202 or ulmanfund.org

Wellness House of Annapolis Free support groups, counseling, and therapeutic classes to those suffering from cancer and their families. 2625 Mas Que Farm Road, Annapolis. 410-990-0941 or annapoliswellnesshouse.org

Women Supporting Women Provides education and support to breast cancer patients on the Delmarva Peninsula. womensupportingwomen.org