DIRECTOR OF GIVING
Charlotte Martin, Director of Giving at THE Breast Cancer Fundraiser, is the epitomy of living a life of passion + purpose. As a previous recipient of our WeCare Program, she knows what it's like to hear the devastating words "you have cancer" as well as our message of love: "we care."
"You don't think to purchase a beanie for your head because it's going to get cold during chemotherapy, or a neck pillow/blanket because you will be reclining so much more than you normally do. It was so comforting to know that there was an organization trying to help make my time just a little easier to handle during all the challenging periods of treatment. The WeCare package meant more to me than I can ever really express. I had taken care of my mom during her treatment for breast cancer, and for the first time since I was diagnosed, I truly felt taken care of.
All I can say is not a single breast cancer patient should go without one.”
It’s hard to believe 15 years have passed since 30 friends gathered in the backyard of my parent’s home in Orange County, CA. On that first night in 2003, the intention was purely to host a simple cocktail party where friends could have a good time while giving back to an important cause; I could not have dreamed up the tremendous support and participation that we have today.
What was once a backyard gathering was never intended to become a nationwide non-profit foundation, but this organization is a true “grass-roots” movement led by ambassadors all over the U.S. In 2016, stewarded by advisory board member and breast cancer survivor Erin Monroe, THE BCF launched the WeCare Program, showing breast cancer patients that "we" as a community "care" about them.
Thank you to every individual who believes in what we are doing.
Nilo G. Low
Founder, Volunteer & President of the Board