Kamie K Preston Hereditary Cancer Foundation

Year Founded
2015
EIN
47-2978406
Local Leader/Exec. Director
Sarah Virus, Executive Director
Public Contact Name
Sarah Virus
Main Address

1720 S 207th AVe
Elkhorn, NE 68022
United States

What We Do

The Kamie K. Preston Hereditary Cancer Foundation is committed to saving the lives of individuals with cancer-causing hereditary genetic mutations. We are a community-centered organization working to educate and support families with hereditary cancer and the medical professionals that combat it. Since 10-15% of all cancers are caused by genetic mutations passed from parent to child, the Kamie K. Preston Hereditary Cancer Foundation pays for genetic tests denied by insurance, Medicare and Medicaid. When patients know their risk of developing a disease they can take life-saving action including; surgeries, medications, more frequent screening, etc. Chairs To Recovery is an organization in support with the Hereditary Cancer Foundation, that loans Lift Chairs to women who have had breast surgery, either due to breast cancer or to prevent breast cancer. In addition to public outreach, support, fundraising events for supporting patients with genetic testing, we also provide support baskets for individuals going through surgical procedures such as mastectomies, total hysterectomies, and other preventative and oncological treatment within our community.

Interesting Info
  • Hereditary genetic mutations can increase the risk of cancer by as much at 87%.
  • The Kamie K Preston Hereditary Cancer Foundation launched in honor of Kamie Preston, who lost her battle with breast cancer in 2005.
  • Common hereditary cancers include breast, ovarian, prostate, pancreatic, gastric, colon, endometrial cancers and melanoma.
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