BECAUSE WE’RE LOCALLY GROWN
As a locally grown organization, Linda Creed fights breast cancer by providing services to women in the Delaware Valley region. Only when you support Linda Creed can you be sure that you are making an investment directly in your community and in service delivery to support detection and treatment of breast cancer.
BECAUSE WE’RE HERE FOR YOU
The mission of Linda Creed is to fight breast cancer with heart through community-based education and referral, support, advocacy and direct service for those who need us.
BECAUSE EDUCATION AND MAMMOGRAMS ARE THE FIRST LINE OF DEFENSE AGAINST BREAST CANCER
Linda Creed was Initially formed to educate the public about the signs, symptoms, and the developing breast cancer research. However, it soon became apparent that education without access to care is wasted education. Linda Creed backed their education by providing access to mammogram screenings and diagnostic services. With a growing health insurance disparity, Linda Creed’s core mission of providing screenings and diagnostic tests is just as essential. Until the causes of breast cancer are discovered, the first line of defense is education and yearly mammograms.
BECAUSE WE ARE THE ALTERNATIVE FOR WOMEN WITH LITTLE OR NO HEALTH INSURANCE
The women Linda Creed serves are working women, making it on their own, providing for themselves and their dependents. They are too rich for government programs but too poor to pay for mammograms. They work at jobs that leave little disposable income and personal well-care is often last on the list.
BECAUSE WE ARE AN AGENT OF CHANGE LOCALLY AND NATIONALLY
Despite great strides in breast cancer research, we still don’t know what causes breast cancer and a cure is still elusive. Until we do, we need to continue to apply pressure to our legislators, policy makers, and scientists to stay the course. Our volunteer advocates are there making sure essential research dollars are available and that legislation that furthers the path of science is passed.
BECAUSE OUR VOW IS WE WILL BE THERE UNTIL BREAST CANCER IS NOT.
Each day we take calls from women frightened and needing a guiding hand. Some have found a lump, some have had a routine mammogram that needs follow up, some are in treatment now and falling behind financially. We are there offering calm assurance, resources, and sometimes just a shoulder to cry on.
BECAUSE WE HONOR ONE YOUNG WOMAN AND THROUGH HER, ALL WOMEN WHO DIED TOO SOON OF BREAST CANCER
In 1987, Linda Creed was formed to honor a very public woman known for her sensitive lyrics and musical line, but it is not the public persona we honor, it is the private Linda, who was known for her generous and nurturing heart. Linda Creed fights breast cancer here at home. We serve women directly. Invest wisely and with your heart.