The Donna M. Saunders Foundation For Breast Cancer Education and Support was founded in January 2012. The foundation was created to honor a remarkable daughter, sister, aunt and friend, who lost her battle with breast cancer in August 2010. The goals of the foundation are to provide educational awareness to the public about the disease and financial support to breast cancer patients. It is our hope to provide support to those in need as they receive treatment for breast cancer and to ensure that people are educated about the disease to assist in the prevention. The founding members were Nardos King, Stacia Shields, Tracy Brown, Darling Richards, Jacqueline Lee, Rodney Ramsour, Sonya Bethea and Bronte Montgomery. Darlene Akers replaced Rodney Ramsour in March 2013.
The Donna M. Saunders Foundation, Inc. is committed to providing educational awareness to the public about breast cancer and financial support to breast cancer patients.
About 1 in 8 U.S. women (about 12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. In 2015, an estimated 231,840 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S., along with 60,290 new cases of non-invasive breast cancer. About 2,350 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in men in 2015. The financial impact of a breast cancer diagnosis is devastating. Our services help families throughout the Washington DC Metro area who need help paying for everything from medical treatment to basic living expenses. We also host and support events to bring awareness of the disease in efforts to increase early detection.