BCRC’s mission is to empower those affected by breast cancer with personalized support and compassion.
BCRC’s vision is a future where no one faces breast cancer alone.
The Breast Cancer Resource Center (BCRC) is a is a non-profit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code. All donations to the Breast Cancer Resource Center are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by federal law. BCRC's tax identification number is 74-2743333.
History of BCRC
Twenty years ago, a woman with breast cancer had very little help available to her in Central Texas. There was no one to help her cope with the fact she had cancer. No one to provide proof she too could get through the experience.
From within this reality, two women in the midst of treatment formed a bond through their shared experience. Their names were Ann and Sherry. Soon it became undeniable - having the support of someone who understood what they were going though was huge.
In 1995, these women teamed up with several others (two nurses and a social worker among them) and founded the Breast Cancer Resource Center.
They had a helpline and a support group. They formed a “database” of survivors who could provide encouragement to other women.
Training was simple and focused on how to be a good listener, how to provide understanding, and how to communicate hope.
In the years since, BCRC has become much more than a volunteer helpline.
Today, in addition to being survivors, BCRC staff are trained professionals and experts in where to go, what to do next, and how to keep moving forward.
Through it all, our goal has remained the same - help women with breast cancer chart a course and find their way forward - in the way that’s right for them.
I took my volunteer calls very seriously. I would go into my room, shut the door, and take several deep breaths before I dialed the number. I wanted very badly to be my ‘best self’ for the woman on the other end of that phone because I knew one thing for sure: the woman I was about to call was in crisis.
Ray Anne Evans
Director of Operations
Bilingual Senior Certified Patient Navigator
Mary Ellen Rogers
Chief Program Officer
Demetria George Caston
Chief Development Officer
Celina K. Maggi
Assistant Director of Development and Special Events
The best thing about Marj is she made it feel ok to ask any silly, stupid, or important question I had no matter what time of day it was. I don't know what I would have done without her or the Breast Cancer Resource Center
Board of Directors
Tammy Benter | Board Chair
Director, Utility Outreach Division, Public Utility Commission of Texas
Partner Family Law Attorney, Bollier Ciccone, LLP
Norma Jean Chapa | Secretary
Senior Technical Recruiter, Infinity Ward
A. Elizabeth Colvin
Executive Director RAISE Texas
Lotus Douglas | Treasurer
Program Director, Customer and Partner Engagement, IBM Corporation
Principal & Founder, MG Leadership, LLC | Coaching & Consulting
Kent Macaulay, DDS | Board Chair
Kelly Martinez, M.D.
Breast Surgeon, Baylor Scott & White
Gail E. Papermaster
Attorney & Counselor at Law, Striata Group Consulting & Grable Martin Fulton, PLLC
Vice President, Global Communications Strategy, DemandTec by Acoustic
Debi Brannan | Parliamentarian
Chief Business Development Officer, ARA Diagnostic Imaging
Special Projects Manager, Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
Christine Fisher, MD
Austin Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
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