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Courage is the price that Life exacts for granting peace."
- AMELIA EARHART (1898-1937), American aviator


Encoreplus is a breast cancer education and referral program for women over 40. Encore Plus was created by the YWCA of the USA to reach out to all women who face obstacles to getting high-quality, affordable breast cancer screening. The program provides Health Screenings, Transportation, Babysitting, Translation, Companionship to Screenings and much more, free of cost. Educational sessions are also available to any interested agencies or individuals.

The primary funder for this program is Avon Breast Health Outreach (

Call Joanne Stroud Lebeau for more information at (781) 397-8612


Susan G. Komen for the Cure, recognized as the global leader in the breast cancer movement, has published a State of Breast Cancer Report, a first-ever, reader-friendly snapshot-in-time of where the United States and the global community are in the quest to end breast cancer forever.

Advcocacy Groups, Government Agencies and Other Support and Information:
A Resource List from the State of Breast Cancer Report

Advocacy Groups

American Cancer Society
National Breast Cancer Coalition
Redes En Acción
Sisters Network
Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Y-Me National Breast Cancer Organization
Young Survival Coalition

Government Agencies

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Cancer Institute
National Institutes of Health

Additional Support and Information

American Association for Cancer Research
American Cancer Society Cancer Survivors Network
American Society of Clinical Oncology
Association of Cancer Online Resources
Association of Community Cancer Centers
Be Bright Pink
Breast Health Global Initiative
Centerwatch Clinical Trials
Gilda’s Club Worldwide
Lance Armstrong Foundation
Living Beyond Breast Cancer
Mautner Project for Lesbians with Cancer
Men Against Breast Cancer
National Asian Women’s Health Organization
National Cancer Institute Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results (SEER)
National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
National Lymphedema Network
National Women’s Health Resource Center
People Living with Cancer
Susan Love Research Foundation
Well Spouse Foundation
World Health Organization

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