The Southern Berks News

Breast Cancer Support Services of Berks County


529 Reading Avenue, Suite C, West Reading, PA 19611 610-478-1447,

Breast Cancer Support Services of Berks County (BCSS) is a survivor- driven non-profit organizati­on that provides hope, informatio­n and emotional support to every person affected by breast cancer. A breast cancer diagnosis can dramatical­ly change one’s life; that is when BCSS steps in. Each year over 300 women and up to 5 men in Berks County are diagnosed with breast cancer. One in eight women will hear the words “you have breast cancer” in their lifetime. We have been providing support groups and resources since 1994, reminding our community that they are not alone on their journey. All of the programs and services that we offer are invaluable, as such they have always been and will remain free to all breast cancer survivors, their family members and caregivers. Programs and services include:

African American Support Group Comfort Bags Contact a Survivor Counseling Assistance Program Creative Writing El Poder del Rosado

Fitting Room (prostheses, bras and wigs) FORCE Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered Lending Library Lunch & Learn METAvivor Peer2Peer

Newly Diagnosed Support Group Pink Power Nights Support Line Survivor Financial Aid Fund Yoga for Survivors YSC Face 2 Face for those under 45

BCSS is always looking for volunteers to lend a hand. There are a variety of opportunit­ies from serving on a committee, to assisting at events, to general administra­tive tasks and everything in between. To fill out a Volunteer Applicatio­n, visit: For more informatio­n please call the BCSS office at 610-478-1447 or visit our website at where you can find resources for breast cancer survivors, learn more about our support groups, programs, and upcoming events.

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