Support for mastectomy patients

A very personal outreach that can make a difference right away. We provide information and supplies to aid recovery, and also provide a resource for surgeons and nurses to improve communication with patients about the challenges of major surgery.

Group of women showing support for breast cancer

Make a Donation

Consider making a monetary donation or an item from our wish list.

Offering Women

Practical guidance and essential supplies to aid in their recovery.

For Caregivers

Information to help navigate a loved one through pre-surgical turmoil and the challenges of homecoming.

Surgeons & Nurses

A valuable tool to help prepare patients for major surgery.

Affiliates

California

Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center
751 Medical Center Court
Chula Vista, CA 91911
Contact: Lina Vasquez
E-mail: chulavista@necessitiesbag.org

Breast Center Resource Center of Santa Barbara
525 West Junipero Street
Santa Barbara, CA
Telephone: 805-569-9693
E-mail: info@bcrcsb.org
Web site: www.bcrcsb.org

Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women
3003 Health Center Drive
San Diego, CA 92123
Web site: www.sharp.com

Connecticut

Founder

Necessities, Inc.
P.O. Box 11
Ridgefield CT 06877
Web site: www.necessitiesbag.org

Illinois

Swedish Covenant Hospital
5145 North California Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
Contact: Elizabeth Miniscalso, R.N.
E-mail: Eminisca@schosp.org
Website: www.schosp.org

Evanston Northwestern Healthcare
David Winchester, M.D.
www.enh.org

Evanston Hospital
2650 Ridge Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201
847-570-2000

Glenbrook Hospital
2100 Pfingsten
Glenview, IL 60026
847-657-5800

Highland Park Hospital
777 Park Avenue West
Highland Park, IL 60035
847-432-8000

Indiana

Bosom Buddies
River Bend Cancer Services
919 E. Jefferson Blvd.
South Bend, IN 46617
Contact: Kate Voelker, Ex. Director
574-339-7890

Louisiana

Miles Perret Cancer Services
P.O. Box 80763
Lafayette, LA 70598
Attn: Karen Burch
E-mail: kburch@milesperretcenter.org
Web site: www.milesperretcenter.org
(337) 984-1920

Massachusetts

Lowell General Hospital
Cancer Center
295 Varnum Avenue
Lowell, MA 01854
Contact: Meg Lemire-Berthel, MSW

Tennessee

Necessities Bag Memphis
Contact: Linda Reddick
Total Woman Body System
2838 Hickory Hill
Memphis, TN 38115
901 546-7572
E-mail: totalwomanbs@aol.com

Breast Cancer Clinic
Dr. Christine Mroz-Bair
6005 Park Ave., Ste. 700
Memphis TN 38119
Read about Lynn Reddick and Necessities in Memphis

Washington

Kadlec Medical Center
888 Swift Blvd.
Richland, WA 99352
E-mail: kadlec@necessitiesbag.org
Web site: www.kadlecmed.org
Read about Necessities in Pacesetter Newsletter
published by Kadlec Medical Center

Wisconsin

Necessities Bag Wisconsin, Inc.
P.O. Box 357
Omro, WI 54963
Contact: Becky Christensen
E-mail: becky@necessitiesbag.org
Web site: www.necessitiesbagwisconsin.org
Read more about Necessities in Wisconsin

Aurora Medical Group – Oshkosh
Richard Kiefer M.D., F.A.C.S.,Breast Surgeon
Flourette Wrasse RN, BSN, Breast Care Coordinator
855 N. Westhaven Dr.
Oshkosh, WI 54904
(920) 303-8700
Web site: www.aurora.org/breastcancer

Wyoming

Uinta City Cancer Resource Center
196 Arrowhead Drive, Ste. 9
Evanston, WY 82930
Attn: Brenda Hymas, R.N.