Local Resources

Partners for Breast Cancer Care
(239) 454-8583
www.pfbcc.org
Breast Cancer Care is a non-profit organization that pays for breast health care for uninsured, low income Lee County women and men. This includes health appointments and treatment. They use funds provided by From Our Hearts, Inc. to provide services for Pine Island Residents who need financial assistance. There is a referral service for clients who need help with food, medical, and counseling.

A New Dawn, INC.
www.anewdawninc.com
(239) 985-7300
A New Dawn, Inc. is a private boutique which provides mastectomy bras, breast prosthetics, swimsuits, wigs and hair pieces, scarves and hats. Dawn Love, owner, is a certified fitter.

The New Barry Anton Salon by Shannon
(239) 549-5300
www.barryantons.com
Under new ownership. the New Barry Anton Salon is a hair salon in Cape Coral. We Care for Hair, which provides consultation, wigs, and follow-up visits. All services and products are free of charge to anyone in need of hair replacement as a result of chemotherapy and/or other related cancer treatment.

Wigwam Designs
Shop: (239) 461-0009
www.wigwamdesigns.com
Wigwam Designs provides wigs and hair accessories for women undergoing cancer treatment.

Bosom Buddy
(239) 458-1111
560 Pine Island Road, Ste 2, North Fort Myers, Fl 33903
Bosom Buddy provides breast prosthetics that are custom made.

Headcovers Unlimited
800-264-4287 or www.headcovers.com
Headcovers Unlimited has a large online selection of hats, wigs, turbans, scarves and cosmetics for cancer patients who are losing their hair due to chemotherapy treatments. Started by a cancer survivor, this site offers a huge selection of head coverings, affordable prices, resources on coping with hair loss and expert wig advice.

Saks Fifth Avenue-Ft. Myers
(239) 489-0980
www.saksfifthavenue.com
Saks Fifth Avenue of Ft. Myers provides prosthetic aides for mastectomy patients. They carry Commando Silicone bra inserts and Commando Fashion Form bra inserts.

Senior Friendship Centers of Lee County
(239) 656-0211
Senior Friendship Centers of Lee County provides a contiuum of care by utilizing retired volunteer physicians and other health care professionals. Low-income, uninsured women ages 50-64 are eligible for physical exams, scheduling, clinical breast exams, baseline and annual mammograms, individual education, help with transportation as needed, and follow-up.

Regional Cancer Center (see resources below)

(239) 343-9500
www.leememorial.org
Regional Cancer Center Massage Therapy
(239) 343-9500
or Cookie’s Place Boutique
[email protected]
Regional Cancer Center Massage Therapy provides Swedish massage to relax the body and mind.  Lenora Long, LMT, is educated in Oncology massage.

Cookie’s Place Boutique
(239) 343-9500
[email protected]
Cookie’s Place Boutique is a boutique featuring wigs and hair pieces from the Raquel Welch and Eva Gabor lines. It carries healthy snacks, gifts for cancer patients, supportive greeting cards, mastectomy bras and swimsuits, and hats and scarves. Lindy French, the retail associate, assists all customers with personalized fitting.

Genetic Risk Services
(239) 343-9512
www.LeeMemorial.org/CancerCare
Genetic Risk Services provides you with information on how to determine if your cancer is hereditary or not.  The information includes what their services are, how an evaluation might benefit you, what you can expect to happen during your visit, what their genetic counseling includes, and if cancer risk counseling is right for you.

Lending Book Library at Cookies Place Boutique
(239) 343-9500
[email protected]
Lending Book Library is a section of Cookie’s Place Boutique with a variety of books and pamphlets on cancer.  You may check them out with a deposit of $5. It also has several computers for your use in research.

 

General Information:

Cancer Resource Center

http://www.crcfl.net/index.php/cancer-info/language-resources/cultural-norms-and-customs-of-cancer-care-in-the-united-states/

People who are new to the United States are often unfamiliar with the common practices and usual expectations of doctors and other medical professional who take care of those with cancer.  The Cancer Resource Center, with input from colleagues from throughout the country, developed a brief description of these customs, and the Translator Interpreter Program is translating the English version into other languages.

American Cancer Society “tlc” Catalog
1-800-850-9445
www.tlcdirect.org
The American Cancer Society provides a catalog that features products to help women cope with the effects of breast cancer. “tlc” contains hats, turbans, twists and head wraps, wigs, prosthetics, mastectomy bras, and specially made swimsuits.You may shop from the privacy of your own home. The catalog also provides tips on how to wear hats and scarves.

Cleaning for a Reason
www.cleaningforareason.org
Cleaning for a Reason provides free house cleaning one time per month for four months while a patient is undergoing treatment.

The Beau Beau
www.4women.com
Beau Beau provides a catalog of differently designed scarves for hair loss.  It is a fashionable alternative to wearing a wig. Also included in the catalog are sleep caps, headband scarves, tote bags and gifts for cancer patients.

The Knitting Experience Cafe
(207) 319-7634
www.theknittingexperience.com/knitted_knockers_program
The Knitting Café provides and makes knitted breasts for mastectomy patients. The knitted breasts may be used in place of prosthetic breasts.

The Rapunzel Project
www.rapunzelproject.org
The Rapunzel Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to help chemotherapy patients keep their hair during treatment. The project creates the awareness that hair loss during chemotherapy may be prevented in some cases through the use of cold caps. It provides the equipment to facilitate this process.

Visit the Organization News Page to see what’s happening.

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Upcoming Events

Breast Fest 2018

Walk and

Fundraising Karaoke Contest

St. James City Civic Association
St James City, Florida
March 10, 2018
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Past Activities

OctoberBreast Music Fest 2016

Sunday, October 16, 2016
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Pink at the Post Office- October 2016

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Breast Fest 2017

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