Welcome to the event's website for the WORLD MOTOR SPORTS BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION, that is based in the motor sports industry. Many individuals at risk for breast cancer are under or non insured. The World Motor Sports Breast Cancer Foundation is a charitable organization that raises money for the victims of breast cancer that are uninsured and have house hold income under $50,000 per year and are receiving treatment at a local free clinic. NO FUNDS are provided directly to individual victims of breast cancer. The Foundation provides grants to clinics for treatment of breast cancer victims, to schools/community centers for educational programs on breast cancer awareness and self-testing and is attempting to fund the Annie's Mini Grant, which will pay up to $500 for personal bills of victims of breast cancer. The Foundation also hopes to establish a FAMILY GRANT program that will eventually provide up to $10,000 per year for that family to use as they need. This FAMILY GRANT will be issued each year till the clinic reports the breast cancer victim cured or has passed away.
The Foundation attends events in the automotive and the motor industry everywhere they can and social events throughout the USA. The Foundation host its own events like the Save the Knockers Rallies that are hosted by clubs, companies or individuals all over the USA. Interested clinics and or individuals are encouraged to contact the national office for help in establishing fund raising programs with in their states or countries. The Foundation is always interested in working with clinics that serve the poor and uninsured as well as any company that has a desire to improve the lives of those who are less fortunate than most of us.
The Foundation is open to any individual, company or organization, interested in helping raise awareness and funds that can help those dealing with financial issues related to cancer. The foundation has many options for companies, like our FREE Corporate Partner Program, which will bring civic pride to the company and the community it resides in. We also have a FREE program for Fire Departments that provides them a way to raise funds for their community breast cancer program at zero cost to them and add their community clinic/hospital and the Foundation Trust Fund Clinic program.
Remember - PINK isn't one month out of the year. EVERYDAY IS PINK!
Why the Foundation was Founded
Thomas A. Pollard founded the W.M.S.B.C.F. after he saw firsthand the hardship that his mother went through when she dealt with cancer and his aunt Rose who passed away from breast cancer in the mid-1950's. Although his mother didn't have breast cancer, he knew that all cancer victims have the same hardships, mentally, physically and financially. Even if the person or family has great medical insurance the medical bills can be over bearing. That was when he discovered that there are limited places to turn for help when things seem too much to deal with for the victims and families of breast cancer.
Tom's mother, Anne, had pancreatic cancer. She battled it for a little over a year before getting the surgery. 22 years after the surgery she was one of the few survivors of pancreatic cancer to have survived this long after the surgery. She passed away Oct. 28, 2011, after battling bone and skin cancer at the age of 86. Tom's Father battled Parkinson's for 15 years before passing away from it on May 26, 2010. So Tom has seen first hand what cancer and other illnesses due to the victim and how it affects the families daily lives.
Tom did volunteer work for about a year with a breast cancer charity, and in doing so, he found to his surprise that there were no charities out there that help the victims and their families. Only indirectly by funding research. Tom discovered that there were no breast cancer foundations involved in the motorsports industry, so In October 2008 he started working to develop the World Motor Sports Breast Cancer Foundation (W.M.S.BC.F.), knowing that the motor sports industry and motor sports lovers are very giving, and are all about trying to help out others. After a few years of doing research, talking to companies and spending his free time organizing the Foundation, In January of 2011, Tom was able to work full time on the Foundation and during that time the Foundation has had major growth.
No matter who you are, in some way, most people have been touched by cancer. Either firsthand or have friends and family who have or had cancer. Remember, ONE out of every EIGHT females will get BREAST CANCER and 18% of all females in the USA have no insurance and 90% of those men who do contract breast cancer will die from it since they have NO knowledge what to look for. Because of this Tom has worked hard to provide information and educational materials that are given out FREE at every event the Foundation attends with the goal to educate men and females what to look for and ask one's doctor about.
TRUST FUND PROGRAMS
The following is a list of the TRUST FUND PROGRAMS THE WORLD MOTOR SPORTS BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION currently is attempting to fund and offer. 100% of the donations you select go into trust funds to support these programs. You are encouraged to select a trust fund program that you would like to support. If you do not select one of more program your donation will go to the general operating account that supports our educational printing programs, support truck maintenance, travel to events, legal, accounting and general operating fees. NO funds currently are used for salaries since our entire staff currently is totally volunteers.
A: CLINIC / HOSPITAL TRUST FUND PROGRAM
This program supports clinics and hospitals that provide services to individuals who are poor and or under insured. NO funds may be used for salaries or administrative cost by the clinic and or hospital. Our goal is to provide funding to 20 clinics and or hospitals across the U.S. A. and grant a minimum of $100,000 per clinic/hospital per year. That means we will need a minimum of 20 million dollars in the Trust Fund to fully fund the program.
B: ANNIES MINI TRUST GRANT PROGRAM
This grant is to provide help to patients and their families that are struggling with their monthly medical and or house hold bills, up to $500 The Foundation will pay the bill(s) and provide the patient with a paid receipt. Our goal is to provide support to a minimum of 100 patient per year. For us to accomplish this we need to have 6 million dollars in the account to support 100 patients per month per year.
C: BUY ONE, ONE GIVEN
This program will allow us to provide warm blankets, beanies, scarfs or tubular bandanas to Oncology departments, that provide treatment to patients that are poor and or under insured mainly, and patients who are going through chemotherapy. Our goal is to provide a minimum of 20,000 to 35,000 blankets per year and the other items as requested by the Oncology departments. To accomplish this we need individuals to purchase these items, so we can provide these items. Individuals are asked who or which organization they would like a similar item to be given. This program is ideal for a community fund raisers. Donations can be made to this program which will be deposited in a money market just for this program which can provide a revenue stream to support the program
D: FAMILY GRANT TRUST PROGRAM
This trust fund is designed to support those families that are in dire need of financial help to pay medical and or household bills. Grants will be a minimum of $1,000 to $10,000 pending the financial distress of the family. This grant would be provided each year till the patient is declared cured by the patients' medical team or in the event the patient passes away prior to the checks anniversary date, the last check will be issued to the family to help them with final expenses. Our goal is to be able to help a minimum of 50 families per year. In order for us to accomplish this, we will need to have a minimum of 5 million dollars in the trust fund.
E: COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP TRUST FUND GRANT PROGRAM
This trust fund is set up for High School Students who may have lost a parent to breast cancer or whose family is under extreme financial position who qualifies academically. Grants will be given in $5,000 amounts per year as long as the student maintains a GPA of no less 2.5 and shows progress to be completed in 4 years. This grant will not exceed $20,000. Our goal is to provide up to 20 scholarships per year. For this to happen we will need to raise at least 1 to 4 million dollars for this trust fund.
This account is for the operational cost of the Foundation, such as legal and professional fees, utilities, rent, printing, mailing, insurance, truck maintenance, travel expenses to events, event fees, etc. We hope to eventually have $3.5 million in this program, with the proceeds, covering our cost to operate the Foundation each year, with compensation to no more than 3 full-time employees. (CURRENTLY, NO SALARIES OR BENEFITS ARE PAID TO ANYONE, TILL THIS CAN BE FUNDED) By having this in place we can assure all our supporters that 100% of their merchandise purchases will go to the programs listed here. Currently, the sale of our merchandise will provide funds for the operation of the Foundation till our goal is reached. Any proceeds from the sale of our merchandise that exceeds $300,000 per year will be dispersed to the other trust funds.
G: VETERANS TRUST GRANT PROGRAM
The Veterans Trust fund will support vets and their immediate family members (wife, children) who are dealing with Cancer issues that the VA does't provide services. We are still determining the total funds we will need in order to service Veterans and their family members who need financial support, but hope to have at least10 million eventually in the trust fund for this program, to be successful.
H: PROSTHETICS TRUST PROGRAM
This program has two divisions, A) Mastectomy and B) Cranial.and is for those females who have had a mastectomy and or have lost their hair due to chemotherapy. Females who would like to have a prosthetic replacement or a wig and financially cannot afford them or would like to to have augmentation and cannot afford it can make application for support for either prosthetic. Our goal is to have at least One Million dollars in this trust which we feel could then support 5,000 patients with breast prosthetics and 100 complete augmentations per year. We hope to raise a minimum of two million dollars which would provide 500 youth wigs and 1000 adult high quality all natural hair wigs free while providing funds that will provide cranial prosthetics continuously for those in need with no further need to raise more funds for the program.
We hope this helps everyone understand what we are attempting to establish and the legacy we hope to leave for years to come. If you would like to donate to any of our Trust Fund Programs you can request our Donation Form or you can make a donation using our Pay Pal account, (email@example.com). Please be sure to state in the comments where you would like your donation to go. If you don't it will go into the General Operation Account. Donations to our General Operation Account are always welcome since they allow us to attend events and pay for all of our bills like printing, phone, mailings, legal, accounting, and truck maintenance.
Sorry, NO personal checks are acceptable, only certified checks, money orders or direct donations to our Pay Pal account can be accepted.
The Pit Crew Team
If your looking for a way to give back to your community or be involved in a National Program to help individuals , then you should join the World Motor Sports Breast Cancer Foundation's Pit Crew Team, where your support directly effects those who need it NOW. Volunteers are always welcome, and needed to organize fundraisers or to help with the national programs, with marketing, social media, help at events or with our web sites. Or if your looking to justt do something in your community be sure to ask us about our 70/30 program. 70% or the funds you raise will stay in your community and 30% will come back to the Foundations program in order to additionaly support your community program that matches with any of the above Foundation programs.
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