CDC Grantees

The Gulf States Young Breast Cancer Survivor Network (SurviveDAT, SurviveMISS and SurviveAL) are funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as are other efforts designed for young breast cancer survivors. Check them out to see what they can offer you, in addition to our own websites.

National Resources

Dana Farber Cancer Institute's Young and Strong Program

The Young and Strong Program at the Susan F. Smith Center for Women's Cancers offers young women with breast cancer (diagnosed at age 44 or younger) a personalized blend of clinical expertise, research discoveries, support, and education within a world-class cancer center.

Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE)

Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE) advocates for families facing hereditary breast and ovarian cancer and provides educational information, resources, and support. FORCE offers support through online message boards, a toll-free helpline, chat rooms and more.

John Hopkins University Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center

The Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center has active programs in clinical research, laboratory research, education, community outreach, and prevention and control.

Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC)

Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC) strives to empower women affected by breast cancer through support, education, and advocacy. LBBC provides support through the Survivors’ Helpline, their ask-the-expert series, conferences and more. Check out their videos, stories, news, recommended links and readings.

Sharsheret: Your Jewish Community Facing Breast Cancer

Sharsheret is a national not-for-profit organization supporting young Jewish women and their families facing breast cancer. Our mission is to offer a community of support to women, of all Jewish backgrounds, diagnosed with breast cancer or at increased genetic risk by fostering culturally-relevant individualized connections with networks of peers, health professionals, and related resources.

Young Survival Coalition

The Young Survival Coalition (YSC) provides education, peer-support, and networking opportunities for young women diagnosed with breast cancer. They have information for survivors, caregivers, family members, and healthcare providers. YSC also provides their resources on the Spanish homepage: Get inspired by checking out their survivor stories section!

Mississippi's Young Breast Cancer Survivor Network

Young women with breast cancer face unique issues. And in the South, there are more young women overall facing breast cancer. In Mississippi, young African-American women are significantly more likely to suffer from breast cancer.

That is why SurvivMISS is here. Part of the Gulf States Young Breast Cancer Survivor Network, SurviveMISS's mission is to help improve the quality of life for young breast cancer survivors, as well as their family and friends, by providing continuing resources and support.

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