Breast Health Buddy Program
Offers one on one support and services to women who have just received a diagnosis of breast cancer. The Buddy will help alleviate the patient's fears, be a shoulder to cry on, can accompany the patient to treatments and assist the patient in finding resources and support.
The Buddies also visit local beauty shops and senior residences to encourage women to seek mammography screenings. For more information,
Contact Eloise Crayton, 314-972-8883 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Bra and Breast Form Program
Provides bras and breast forms to women who have no insurance or who are under-insured. Women do not have to be a member of the Breakfast Club to qualify for this program.
Contact Medical West Healthcare Center, 444 S. Brentwood, 314-725-1888.
The Comfort Kit Program
Provides comfort kits to women who are undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatments. The kits have "comfort items" including lotions, creams, scarves and a journal. Women do not have to be a member of the Breakfast Club to qualify for a comfort kit.
Contact Eloise Crayton Program Chair at 314-972-8883 for more information.
Faith On The Move Program
Partners with the Siteman Cancer Center and the BJC mammography van, Missouri Baptist Mobile Mammography Van and Mercy Hospital Mammography Van provide free mammograms to women who have no insurance or who are under-insured. The program services women who live in North St. Louis City and County, where the incidence of late-stage breast cancer is higher. Churches schedule the van and make appointments for the women. Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome. Women are asked to bring any health insurance card they may have. Please refer to the Faith on the Move brochure for the schedule.
Contact Carolyn Vaughn, Coordinator at 314-972-8883 for more information and to schedule the van at your church.
Breast Health Outside the Box
An ongoing program in which the BCI reaches out to women in the community who are often overlooked to educate them about breast health and breast cancer. BCI volunteers have visited incarcerated women in the County Justice Center, senior citizens in their living facilities beauty shops, health fairs, and other community events. We plan to expand the program by also educating physically/mentally challenged women and lesbian women.
Healthy Eating and Lifestyle Choices for Breast Cancer Survivors and Women at Risk
Breast Health Buddies/ Lifestyle Coaches will provide one-on-one assistance and support to participants in understanding and implementing healthy lifestyle choices into their daily lives. This program provides nutrition classes, referrals to the YMCA, a shopping trip to the grocery store and health education regarding breast cancer.
How to Enroll: Brenda F. Carter, Program Director The Breakfast Club, Inc. - 314-972-8883
All Classes will be held on Thursdays from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm.