About Womens Breast Cancer Support
About Critters For The Cure
Making a real difference for women in need.
What do I do now?
Critters For The Cure™ (CFTC) is the only women’s cancer 501(c)(3) organization in our nation’s capital to provide immediate emergency funds when women are in need. CFTC supports women's needs that extend beyond screening, diagnosis and medical treatment. Needs that are often just as debilitating as the disease itself: emotional and financial needs.
Financial assistance is provided for unexpected expenses, such as: transportation to treatment, massage therapies, medical and RX co-pays, wigs and prosthetics, as well as rent, groceries, utilities, and even dog walkers.
CFTC also coaches women who are: facing end of life issues, trying to get back into the workforce, suffering from diminished self-esteem, and having trouble coping with their illness. Eighty-five percent (85%) of every dollar donated to CFTC is used to provide financial assistance, emotional support and cancer awareness to women living in MD, VA and the District of Columbia. Requests for assistance are made by physicians, cancer care navigators, and/or by patients themselves.
You can help make a difference, too.
While CFTC would love to accommodate the requests of everyone, there simply aren’t enough funds to meet the demands, especially in today's economy. Your financial support will enable us to extend our reach to many more women in need throughout our community.
“Continue to work with those close to you to strengthen your community and our country.”
First Lady Michelle Obama
"Thank you so very much. I will not be eating Thanksgiving dinner out on the street. Thank you a thousand, million, trillion times."
Diane H., Grant Recipient
"I applaud your commitment to your mission to put a 'face' to breast cancer, create alliances with like organizations and raise funds to help the underserved and underinsured women in our community."
Senator Barbara Mikulski (D. MD)
"Thanks for assisting our cancer patients. You always respond to their needs so quickly. Can't thank you enough."
Kimberly, Navigator, Howard Univ. Hospital
"Thank you for your help in my time of need. My pride was holding me back. I thank God for groups like yours. It makes me feel so special."
Joya, Grant Recipient
“Thank you, to CFTC, for all that you do to provide support to women battling cancer. I will always be grateful for the help CFTC gave me during some of the darkest moments in my breast cancer ordeal.”
Kim L., Grant Recipient