• About 5-10% of breast cancers are caused by inherited gene mutations.

  • As of 2010, there were more than 2.5 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S.

  • Seventy-seven percent of women with breast cancer are over 50.

  • Men can get breast cancer. Out of 100 cases of breast cancer, 1 will occur in a man.

  • Treatment costs are considerably lower when a tumor is discovered at an early stage.

  • About 1 in 8 women in the U.S. develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.

  • About 5-10% of breast cancers are caused by inherited gene mutations.

  • As of 2010, there were more than 2.5 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S.

  • Seventy-seven percent of women with breast cancer are over 50.

  • Men can get breast cancer. Out of 100 cases of breast cancer, 1 will occur in a man.

  • Treatment costs are considerably lower when a tumor is discovered at an early stage.

  • About 1 in 8 women in the U.S. develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.

  • About 5-10% of breast cancers are caused by inherited gene mutations.

  • As of 2010, there were more than 2.5 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S.

  • Seventy-seven percent of women with breast cancer are over 50.

  • Men can get breast cancer. Out of 100 cases of breast cancer, 1 will occur in a man.

  • Treatment costs are considerably lower when a tumor is discovered at an early stage.

  • About 1 in 8 women in the U.S. develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.

  • About 5-10% of breast cancers are caused by inherited gene mutations.

  • As of 2010, there were more than 2.5 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S.

  • Seventy-seven percent of women with breast cancer are over 50.

  • Men can get breast cancer. Out of 100 cases of breast cancer, 1 will occur in a man.

  • Treatment costs are considerably lower when a tumor is discovered at an early stage.

  • About 1 in 8 women in the U.S. develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.

  • About 5-10% of breast cancers are caused by inherited gene mutations.

  • As of 2010, there were more than 2.5 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S.

  • Seventy-seven percent of women with breast cancer are over 50.

  • Men can get breast cancer. Out of 100 cases of breast cancer, 1 will occur in a man.

  • Treatment costs are considerably lower when a tumor is discovered at an early stage.

  • About 1 in 8 women in the U.S. develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.

  • About 5-10% of breast cancers are caused by inherited gene mutations.

  • As of 2010, there were more than 2.5 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S.

  • Seventy-seven percent of women with breast cancer are over 50.

  • Men can get breast cancer. Out of 100 cases of breast cancer, 1 will occur in a man.

  • Treatment costs are considerably lower when a tumor is discovered at an early stage.

  • About 1 in 8 women in the U.S. develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.

  • About 5-10% of breast cancers are caused by inherited gene mutations.

  • As of 2010, there were more than 2.5 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S.

  • Seventy-seven percent of women with breast cancer are over 50.

  • Men can get breast cancer. Out of 100 cases of breast cancer, 1 will occur in a man.

  • Treatment costs are considerably lower when a tumor is discovered at an early stage.

  • About 1 in 8 women in the U.S. develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.

  • About 5-10% of breast cancers are caused by inherited gene mutations.

  • As of 2010, there were more than 2.5 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S.

  • Seventy-seven percent of women with breast cancer are over 50.

  • Men can get breast cancer. Out of 100 cases of breast cancer, 1 will occur in a man.

  • Treatment costs are considerably lower when a tumor is discovered at an early stage.

  • About 1 in 8 women in the U.S. develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.

  • About 5-10% of breast cancers are caused by inherited gene mutations.

  • As of 2010, there were more than 2.5 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S.

  • Seventy-seven percent of women with breast cancer are over 50.

  • Men can get breast cancer. Out of 100 cases of breast cancer, 1 will occur in a man.

  • Treatment costs are considerably lower when a tumor is discovered at an early stage.

  • About 1 in 8 women in the U.S. develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.

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Jennifer has been the recipient of two Smiley Wiley donations during her journey.
She was first diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of breast cancer in the
fall of 2010. A tumor was also found in her lung, but luckily, after various rounds
of chemotherapy and a double mascetomy, Jen was cancer free. Just after the first
anniversary of remission, she began experiencing severe headaches, leaving her
bedridden. Soon after, intense flu-like symptoms became so worrisome that she
collapsed at home. After being rushed to the ER, a CAT Scan showed a large tumor
in her brain. Luckily, doctors were able to remove the tumor almost immediately.
Following the surgery, 25 rounds of radiation were needed, but the insurance
deductible was far more than Jen could afford, she didn’t know what to do. A good
friend of hers found The Smiley Wiley Breast Cancer Foundation, who quickly
got to work, paying Jen’s deductible in full so radiation could begin. Jen was filled
with gratitude. Radiation therapy ended in January of 2012, when she was hit with
another bill for a post radiation MRI. Again, she was at the end of her financial rope
and having nowhere to turn, asked Smiley Wiley for help with the deductible on the
test expense. They responded for the second time, and today, Jen is cancer free and
looks forward to traveling to New York City as part of her bucket list.

Nancy refers to the Smiley Wiley Foundation as a dream come true. When
diagnosed, Nancy was on a State Health Insurance plan, which covered the removal
of her breast, but not the mandatory hormone therapy following the surgery. She
faced a $5,000 bill and a serious post surgery infection that her insurance would not
cover. She had nowhere to turn for help. “I thought I was doomed,” she says today.
Nancy’s oncologist told her about Smiley Wiley and encouraged her to fill out an
application. The Smiley Wiley Breast Cancer Foundation moved quickly, paying her
bill, allowing her to receive the treatment she needed. Today, Nancy considers it an
honor to sing the praises of the Smiley Wiley Breast Cancer Foundation, and spends
her time with her two grandchildren, as well as painting and woodworking.

Barbara is an 86-year-old woman that others describe as full of kindness, caring
and love. Originally from Maine, she now lives in Florida near her family. In 2009,
Barbara found a lump in her breast and had a mascetomy. With that, she and her
family thought the cancer had been eradicated and all would go back to normal.
She didn’t receive any treatment after the procedure, and in 2011, cancer
was found again, this time in the bones of her back and ribcage.

The doctor’s office told Barbara’s daughter and caregiver, Kathy, that her insurance
would cover her treatments after the $720 co-pay was paid. Kathy was devastated
because she couldn’t afford to make the payment. Kathy put the payment on a
credit card, having no idea how she would ever pay the bill. Overwhelmed with
worry, Kathy cried in the waiting room and prayed for help. While up at the counter
discussing the payment, Kathy noticed a Smiley Wiley Breast Cancer Foundation
card and immediately called and asked for help. Within 24 hours, Barbara’s doctor’s
office called to say that the co-pay had been paid by the Foundation and asked how
soon they could schedule an appointment. Today, Barbara continues to receive
treatment, keep her attitude positive and is a blessing to her family and friends.


Terry credits The Smiley Wiley Foundation with saving her life. She has had Stage 4
breast cancer four different times in twenty-one years. Terry has been cancer free
since 2008, when she began taking Herceptin. This seemingly perfect formula for
Terry comes with hefty price tag of $10,000 per treatment and is administered every
three weeks. Luckily, her insurance covers most of the cost but, at the beginning of
each year, Terry must come up with a taxing co-pay to get her treatments settled for the
current year. In 2012, when she applied for help with organizations that have helped her
in the past, she was devastated to find out that the funding was already gone, because the
need for help was so high. Terry was scared. She knew she needed to take Herceptin to stay
alive. She reached out to her oncologist, who recommended she apply to receive
assistance from the Smiley Wiley Foundation. She did, and promptly received the
funding needed to pay her co-pay. “Smiley Wiley saved my life, it helped me get the
medication I need to stay alive,” she says. Today, Terry also saves lives, working at
the Humane Society in her area.


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