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Message from the Executive Director/Founder of Women Helping Women

While I pray for strength and faith to face what I must, I also pray for courage and discernment to do what I need to do with what I’ve learned.

— Pam Williams

As a breast cancer survivor, I know the importance of easy-to-read, understandable and accurate breast cancer information — for the patient, their family and friends. The Breast Cancer Resource Directory of North Carolina provides that information.

This Resource Directory is meant to be used as a resource for you, whether you have just been diagnosed with breast cancer, someone dear to you has been diagnosed, or you just want to learn more to increase your knowledge of breast cancer. No other publication contains all of the information provided in the Resource Directory, especially not by each county!

If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer or know of someone who has, use this information, along with your doctor’s advice, to help make the major decisions that lie before you.

Women Helping Women was formed to fund post-surgical devices such as prostheses, bras, and wigs for low-income, uninsured or underinsured women, and to distribute breast cancer information to the people of North Carolina.

From the beginning, we were a willing supporter and distributor of the Resource Directory. When Jamie and Liz came to us in 2005 to ask if we would consider “adopting” the Resource Directory, we were very excited. Needless to say, the answer was a resounding “yes.” And here we are today, offering the Third Edition of the Breast Cancer Resource Directory of North Carolina.

For those of you who are learning about the Resource Directory for the first time, we hope you take comfort in knowing that you are holding one of the nation’s best and most comprehensive statewide resource directories. The Resource Directory has served as a model for other statewide resources. We are very fortunate in North Carolina to have such a wonderful resource for breast cancer survivors, and that it is free of charge for anyone who needs it.

To the best of our knowledge, the information in this publication is accurate. However, we know that information changes daily. If you find something that needs updating, please be sure to let us know so we can update the web site and future printed editions.

Thank you for choosing the Resource Directory. I know you will be pleased that you did.

Pamela M. Williams
Executive Director and Founder
Women Helping Women
and Breast Cancer Survivor


Breast Cancer Resource Directory of North Carolina | Third Edition 2006 - 2007

Copyright 2006, Jamie Konarski Davidson, Women Helping Women, Elizabeth Mahanna, North Carolina Institute for Public Health, and UNC’s Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. Portions of the Breast Cancer Resource Directory of North Carolina may be copied without permission for educational purposes only. The Breast Cancer Resource Directory of North Carolina is designed for educational purposes only and is not engaged in rendering medical advice or professional services. The information provided through the Breast Cancer Resource Directory of North Carolina should not be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem or a disease. It is not a substitute for professional care. If you have or suspect you may have a health problem, you should consult your healthcare provider.

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