BFC Partnership

Cancer Support Community partners with National Awareness Initiative
for Fifth Consecutive Year

The Cancer Support Community (CSC) is pleased to announce its partnership with Breakaway from Cancer, a national initiative founded by Amgen in 2005 to raise awareness of the important resources available to people affected by cancer – from prevention through survivorship. 

“Since 2005, Breakaway from Cancer has done an amazing job raising awareness and funds to support valuable services and programs that help people living with cancer,” said Kim Thiboldeaux, President & CEO, Cancer Support Community.  “Through this initiative, the Cancer Support Community continues to expand its reach to provide quality resources to cancer patients and their caregivers in the United States and abroad.”  

Breakaway from Cancer was created by Amgen as a complementary component to the company's sponsorship of the Amgen Tour of California, a world-class professional cycling competition now in its fifth year.   Breakaway from Cancer represents a partnership between Amgen and four nonprofit organizations – Prevent Cancer Foundation, Cancer Support Community, Patient Advocate Foundation and National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship – dedicated to empowering patients with education resources and hope.

The Amgen Tour of California kicks off on Sunday, May 16th in Sacramento.  The Cancer Support Community and several of its California Affiliates will be present at each of the eight stages of the Amgen Tour of California to share valuable information about CSC’s free emotional and social support services available in its vibrant network of community-based centers and online. 

You can join the Cancer Support Community, Prevent Cancer Foundation, Patient Advocate Foundation and National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship in their support of families touched by cancer by texting BREAKAWAY to 90999 to donate $10 to support people with cancer and their families.*

*Standard text message and data rates may apply. For full terms and conditions visit

About the Cancer Support Community

Backed by evidence that the best cancer care includes emotional and social support, the Cancer Support Community offers these services to all people affected by cancer.  Likely the largest professionally-led network of cancer support worldwide, the organization delivers a comprehensive menu of personalized and essential services.  Because no cancer care plan is complete without emotional and social support, the Cancer Support Community has a vibrant network of community-based centers and online services run by trained and licensed professionals.  For more information, visit

In July 2009, The Wellness Community and Gilda’s Club joined forces to become the Cancer Support Community. The combined organization provides high-quality psychological and social support through a network of nearly 50 local affiliates, more than 100 satellite locations and online.

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