Our goal is to provide support for all those diagnosed with breast cancer, but especially the young. We are here to assist you on your journey with breast cancer and to be a place you can feel you belong. We, as survivors, want to be an inspiration for you just as someone was for us when we needed it. This battle doesn’t have to be fought alone. We want to give you the resources available to help you travel through your diagnosis or to help you assist someone else on their journey.
Please feel free to check out the wonderful websites that have assisted us personally, programs available to you, and recommended books that we have compiled. If you would like to add anything that has been useful to you or someone you know, email us and let us know so that we may add it to the resources to help others.
Websites and Programs
Erie County Cancer Control Task Force
Resource Guide Available Here
The Regional Cancer Center
Susan G. Komen for the Cure
1-877 Go KOMEN
American Cancer Society
Young Survival Coalition
PA Breast Cancer Coalition
Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation
The Love/Avon Army of Women
My Crazy Sexy Life
If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer and need FREE TREATMENT call the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s HealthyWoman program at 1-800-215-7494.
To be eligible, you must:
~ be uninsured or underinsured
~ be a woman residing in PA who is a US citizen or an eligible alien
~ be under age 65
Mammogram Voucher Program
This program provides mammograms and follow-up diagnostic services to uninsured
and underinsured women. Early detection gives a women her best chance of surviving
breast cancer. Yearly mammograms are key to finding cancer in its earliest stages. This
program provides mammograms and follow-up diagnostic services for women and men in
Central and Western Pennsylvania who qualify for:
♦ Screening Mammograms
♦ Diagnostic Mammograms
♦ Breast Sonograms
♦ Clinical Examination of the Breast
♦ Needle Aspirations and Biopsies
♦ Surgical Consultation
For more information call 1-888-687-0505
CancerCare Co-Payment Assistance Foundation
Patient Advocate Foundation
Co-Pay Relief Program
Novacare Physical Therapy
5928 Old French Rd. Erie, PA 814-860-7816
Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy by Geralyn Lucas
Nordie’s at Noon: The Personal Stories of Four Women “Too Young” for Breast Cancer
Thanks for the Mammogram! by Laura Jensen Walker
Humor After the Tumor by Patty Gelman
Don’t bet against me! by Deanna Favre with Angela Hunt
B.O.O.B.S. A Bunch of Outrageous Breast-Cancer Survivors compiled by Ann Kempner Fisher
Crazy, Sexy Cancer Tips by Kris Carr
Love, Medicine and Miracles by Bernie Siegel M.D.
Dr. Susan Love’s Breast Book by Dr. Susan Love
Nowhere Hair by Sue Glader (Explains cancer and chemotherapy to kids)
Hats and Prostheses
Pennsylvania Artificial Limb and Brace
5530 Peach St, Erie, PA 16509
Office – (814) 868-5231
PA Limb and Brace carries silicone breast forms, mastectomy and lumpectomy forms and post-mastectomy bras and apparel, along with lymphedema supplies.
308 East Sixth Street
Erie, PA 16507
(800) 328-9325 toll free
Blackburn’s carries silicone breast forms, mastectomy and lumpectomy forms and post-mastectomy bras and apparel, along with lymphedema supplies.
Green Prosthetics & Orthotics
2241 Peninsula Drive
Erie, PA 16506
Phone: 814.833.2311 x17
Wigs, hairpieces, head coverings and other useful products. Mastectomy products including breast forms, pocketed post-surgery bras, swim suits and camisoles.
Head scarves designed specifically for hair loss due to chemotherapy, alopecia or other medical conditions.
Hats, Scarves and More
Head coverings for women, men, teens and children with hair loss due to cancer, chemotherapy, alopecia, trichotillomania, lupus and other medical conditions.
Hats, turbans and other headwear for hair loss and cancer patients.
Hats, caps, scarves designed for REAL women experiencing REAL chemo.
Collects and distributes brand new hats of all kinds to those heroes of all ages who lose their hair due to the treatment of cancer or the many other medical conditions which may cause hair loss.