Links for Life Inc

A nonprofit organization

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WE’RE AN ORGANIZATION THAT FOCUSES ON THE POSITIVE.

 

Our Mission as an organization is:

To Provide an organization to benefit persons and families affected by breast cancer.
To Challenge each woman in Kern County to be aware of her breast health and promote support for those affected.
To Educate the general public about breast health.

 

Why We Exist

In 1992, a unique 501c3 nonprofit organization was formed by Kern County women to help other Kern County women diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Since that time, the local organization has provided services and support to all Kern County women, men and families, whether insured, uninsured or underinsured, during their journey from diagnosis to health.

The Facts

  • 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with Breast Cancer in their lifetime.
  • In 2015, there were approximately 427 Kern County women diagnosed with Breast Cancer
  • This year in Kern County approximately 70 women will lose their battle to Breast Cancer.

With Hope

  • From 2005-15, Links for Life funded 3400+ mammograms, 5280+ ultrasounds and 410 needle biopsies resulting in 34 Kern County women being diagnosed with Breast Cancer.
  • 100% of funds raised stays in Kern County.
  • 100% of services provided go to Kern County women and men.

 

 Our Services Include

  • Free Mammograms for uninsured, underinsured women who are not otherwise covered.
  • Needle biopsies for women under the age of 40 who have a suspicious mass in need of a conclusive diagnosis.
  • Academic scholarships are provided annually to college students in order to assist them in advancing their education.
  • Cancer Resource Library and internet access at the Links for Life office is available for clients.
  • The “Missing Link Boutique” offers personally fitted wigs, hats and scarves to help regain a positive image and strength.
  • Breast Cancer Support Groups offer encouragement, support, friendship and information on resources.
  • Breast Health Seminars for professionals educating women on the importance of mammography and breast self-examination.

 

Today, Links for Life fields over 4,000 calls regarding questions related to breast cancer, provides 240 wigs and 20 bras/prosthesis, arranges for 440 mammograms, 242 ultrasounds and 45 needle biopsies for women under 40 that are uninsured or under-insured.

Encouraged by our accomplishments to date, we are determined to continue the battle against breast cancer by meeting the needs of the community in which we live. With your help, we can continue to do that. So Give Where You Live, GIVE BIG KERN.

 

Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

Links for Life Inc

Tax id (EIN)

93-1088003

Categories

Health

Address

5301 Office Park Drive Suite 370
BAKERSFIELD, CA 93309

Phone

(661) 322-5601

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