Right Action for Women provides assistance to women who are at increased risk for breast cancer and do not have insurance or the financial flexibility to cover the high costs associated with breast screenings.


In 2008, after receiving her breast cancer diagnosis, Christina Applegate created the foundation to educate women about what it means to be at “high risk” for breast cancer and encourage them to talk to their doctors about appropriate screening. Right Action for Women provides aid to individuals who are at increased risk for breast cancer and do not have insurance or the financial flexibility to cover the high costs associated with breast screenings.

To make the Right Action for Women program a reality, Christina partnered with the Cancer Support Community to bring together thought-leaders in the field of genetics, oncology, psychology, nutrition, legal aid, advocacy and patient financial assistance to lend their expertise and advice on online education, financial assistance and advocacy. This group became Right Action for Women’s Advisory Council.

Today, Right Action for Women has already assisted hundreds of women with the high cost of MRI screening, and it continues to provide support and education to women everywhere, to better understand what "increased-risk" means. But, more assistance is needed. Please consider making a contribution today – click DONATE.

Right Action for Women helped me tremendously when I had no other option. I had recently left my full time job to earn my masters degree, so I had low income and no health insurance. Because I have the BRCA2 gene—which elevates my risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer in my lifetime to over 80%—I need an MRI, among other tests, every year. The fee for the MRI would have been over $2000—money that I didn’t have. I was beyond grateful when I discovered that such an amazing organization could help me get the MRI that I needed. They are absolutely tremendous— they assist people to get extremely important and necessary screenings that could be the difference between life and death. I sincerely thank them from the bottom of my heart!!! ~ (Michelle C.)

Donors & Supporters


Alex Woo’s latest contribution towards fighting for breast cancer research and awareness is the Tree of Life pendant. RAW is fortunate to have Alex's support for many years, and the dedication of her customers! 

 
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#GIVINGTUESDAY - Tuesday, November 28, 2017 Please remember Right Action for Women when making your charitable giving plans! Your support means the world, and our programs are only as strong as our generous donors, like you. Visit our Donate Page today to support our important work!

 

Right Action for Women is grateful for the extraordinary support of the Jessica Berman Foundation. The Jessica Berman Foundation was lovingly established in 2014 to honor Jessica’s memory and to continue her legacy of raising awareness and funds to fight breast cancer and childhood neurological disorders. 
Jessica was diagnosed with Stage III breast cancer while five months pregnant.  She became a tireless fighter for her life, an inspiring advocate for others afflicted by this disease, and a prolific fundraiser for breast cancer research. Though Jessica passed away at the age of 38, her legacy lives on through the Foundation.
Funds will be used to sustain RAW's MRI screening assistance to patients with an increased-risk of breast cancer. We honor Jessica’s legacy.”