Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer for women in the United States.
The harsh reality is that many women do not have insurance or the necessary resources to obtain the supplies needed to help them maintain their dignity and confidence on their cancer journey. That's why the Breast Cancer Supply Center was begun.
Many women have treatments that leave them with thinning or no hair. We have wigs to help women feel more confident at no charge. For those who experience mastectomies, we can also assist with prostheses and bras, again at no charge.
The Breast Cancer Supply Center is an outreach of the First Baptist Church of Apopka and is located at 441 South Highland Avenue in the downtown area. It is a division of the Church’s Open Door Ministries.
Visits are by appointment only and can be made by calling 321-209-8400. If you wish to donate, please go to fbcapopka.net, select the give button, and choose Open Door from the drop-down menu. Donations are used to replace supplies as they are needed.
We have been fortunate to meet and assist many women from the Central Florida area. One of our clients is from Bosnia but now lives locally and visits the center twice a year for bras and prostheses. Others from Jacksonville, Orlando, and Winter Springs do the same. One of our Apopka clients expressed her surprise at our inventory when selecting some bras for prostheses.
“Oh my goodness!" She said. "This is wonderful. I never thought I would have so many choices.”
We know that there are many women who could benefit from the center, and we are anxious to spread the word.
Breast cancer can be detected early, and that usually results in more positive outcomes. It is recommended that women start having screenings between 40-49 years of age, depending on family history.
Schedule your screening soon and remind those you love to do the same.
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