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Northern California Cancer Center
www.nccc.org
510.429.2500
Cancer Information Service: 1.800.4CANCER
Cancer info for hearing impaired: 1.800.332.8615
This is a great resource with plenty of links to other organizations.

National Cancer Institute
www.cancer.gov
A public health program within the federal government's Department of Health and Human Services, which offers information about breast cancer research and programs and grants

Avon Breast Cancer Three-Day Walk
www.breastcancer3day.org
This is a 4-year-old 60-mile fundraiser walk from San Jose to San Francisco, which took place in July this year.

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
www.breastcancerinfo.org
San Francisco Bay Area affiliate: 415.677.2222
www.sfkomen.org
This group funds national grants, education and screening and treatment projects to fight breast cancer. It also runs the Race for the Cure, the world's largest 5K run/walk series, which has raised $240 million since it started in 1982. The next race is in October.

Chicki Downs
408.286.2772
Mastectomy prostheses, tailored bras

Land's End
www.landsend.com
Mastectomy bathing suits

Nordstrom (Palo Alto)
650.323.5111
Free bra-fitting sponsored by Wacoal to raise money for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Aug. 22, 11am to 5pm.


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From the August 22-28, 2002 issue of Metro, Silicon Valley's Weekly Newspaper.

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