Breast Cancer Action Kingston (BCAK) is a local, survivor-directed, volunteer-led, charitable organization whose purpose is to develop programs to educate, counsel and support women and men living with breast cancer, as well as their families and the community at large.
Our organization was established in the spring of 1993. In March 1994, a steering committee for BCAK was formed to direct the process and activities of the group. The first Walk for Awareness was held in 1994 and the first Share the Care Golf Tournament in 2005.
The Board of Directors is made up of members of BCAK, in good standing, of whom not less than one third must be survivors of breast cancer.
The organization was officially incorporated in May 1995.
All of our programs and services are paid for through the fundraising efforts of memberships, our annual Walk for Awareness, Share the Care Golf Tournament, Car Raffle, BCAK directed fundraisers and direct donations from individuals.
Business organizations throughout the year hold various fundraisers on our behalf such as golf tournaments, silent auctions, fashion shows, bake sales, car washes and dress down days.
BCAK does not receive any government grants or funding.
When we are in financial position to do so, we donate money to University Hospitals Kingston Foundation, (UHKF) (Queens University) to fund local research projects.