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Northern California Cancer Center
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
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
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
San Francisco Bay Area affiliate: 415.677.2222
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
Mastectomy prostheses, tailored bras

Land's End
Mastectomy bathing suits

Nordstrom (Palo Alto)
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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