The California USBC Association has continued on the traditions of Charity donations from our previous CSBA and CWBA state associations prior to merging. The two main Charity groups is the Bowlers to Veteran Link (BVL) and the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
Since 1949, the California BVL fund has donated over $9.7 million dollars to our veterans.
With donations to California Military Hospitals, VA Medical Centers, Outreach Centers and California Veteran’s Homes we have provided items for rehabilitation therapy, recreation items, Outbound programs and items to enhance the environment . Many of these items never make the government priority lists and, for bowlers, BVL – The California Bowler’s BVL Fund, has become a mission. The California USBC Association THANKS all of you on behalf of the Veterans of California.
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A breast cancer diagnosis can be a confusing and overwhelming experience, but there are resources available to assist you. For those that are struggling with their diagnosis and want more information there are a wide variety of support groups, services and programs available. These resources offer education, financial assistance, emotional support and much more. Please know that you are never alone. Check out the resources that are available to you below.
Susan G. Komen
Since Susan G. Komen’s founding in 1982, the organization has invested more than $2.9 billion into breast cancer initiatives. The organization is one of the largest non-profit organizations combating breast cancer in the world. They promote breast cancer awareness through community outreach, research, advocacy and assistance programs.
- Komen Helpline (1-877 GO KOMEN)
- Support Groups
- Real Pink Podcast
National Breast Cancer Foundation
The National Breast Cancer Foundation was founded in 1991. The foundation aims to educate people about breast cancer and offer support services to those in need. Early detection is the organization’s crucial initiative because an early diagnosis is the surest way to fight breast cancer.
The Male Breast Cancer Coalition
Formed in 2013, the Male Breast Cancer Coalition was founded to raise awareness about male breast cancer. The organization’s goal is to ensure “no man feels alone” when battling breast cancer. The site shares survivor stories and offers education as well as community support.
- American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)
- American Cancer Society
- Angel Flight East
- Cancer Support Community
- METAvivor – Metastatic Breast Cancer research, support and awareness
- National Cancer Center
- Patient Access Network Foundation (PAN)