About SBCF

Introduction

Dr. K. Shantha Breast Cancer Foundation (SBCF) is a non-profit charity organization.

Under the leadership of its Patron, Dr. G. Viswanathan Speciality Hospitals, Trichy and her dedicated, enthusiastic executive committee comprising mostly medical professionals. Through its Awareness & Education Programme, SBCF reaches out to as many people as possible irrespective of gender, profession or ethnic group.

SBCF believes that by doing so more people will not only become aware of breast cancer and related issues but also become our partners in spreading our education messages. Strategies include face-to-face programmes, fund-raising activities as well as messages and information through mass media.

When and where appropriate, SBCF works closely with the media to reach out to the masses by providing media representatives with information on breast cancer and programmes and services that are available to people affected by the disease as well as facilitating interviews with survivors.

Our Vision

Breast Conservation for Breast Cancer by 2020.

  • Increase awareness of and knowledge on breast cancer and issues related to it at all sectors of the community

  • Promote early detection and treatment

  • Make breast screening easily accessible and affordable to women in the lower-income group

  • Provide support services to those affected by breast cancer

  • Work closely with various breast cancer-related groups and organisations to complement and optimise efforts to eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease

ONLY A LIFE LIVED FOR OTHERS IS WORTH

Programme & Services

Programme & Services

A three-prong approach that combines awareness and education, advocacy for early detection and support for people affected by breast cancer, is used to achieve SBCF’s objectives.

Support

Support

Recognising the importance of support for the newly diagnosed patient, the survivor walking the road to recovery, and the affected family members, SBCF has established a strong Support Programme.

Mammobus

Mammobus

SBCF plans to runs a mobile breast cancer screening service called the Mammobus, making it easily accessible, particularly to women from the lower-income strata at the subsidised rate.

PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND

For those helpless people who need it every minute.

Awareness & Education

Through its Awareness & Education Programme, SBCF reaches out to as many people as possible irrespective of gender, profession or ethnic group. SBCF believes that by doing so more people will not only become aware of breast cancer and related issues but also become our partners in spreading our education messages. Strategies include face-to-face programmes, fund-raising activities as well as messages and information through mass media.

  • Talks and exhibitions at community clubs, associations, schools, tertiary institutions, hospitals, private corporations and government organisations. Topics usually included are an overview of breast cancer, the importance of early detection, how to conduct breast self examination and a survivor sharing her experience

  • Print materials for distribution

  • Public seminars, symposiums and exhibitions.

  • Media projects. These have included advertisements on radio and TV, Mobile, bus stop posters, taxi top messages etc, usually done with the help of sponsors.

  • This website where information on breast cancer is provided.

  • Activities like Spot The Pink Ribbon Contest and the Pink Ribbon Treasure Hunt etc.,

When and where appropriate, SBCF works closely with the media to reach out to the masses by providing media representatives with information on breast cancer and programmes and services that are available to people affected by the disease as well as facilitating interviews with survivors. For any requests and enquiries, please contact the SBCF Awareness & Education Department.