ABCF Announces Partnership with Medical Fitness Network

05/25/16 By Daryl Lee

American Breast Cancer Foundation Announces Partnership with Medical Fitness Network to Provide New Fitness and Allied Healthcare Provider Resource


(April 5, 2016) Columbia, MD. – American Breast Cancer Foundation (ABCF) has partnered with the Medical Fitness Network (MFN) – a free national online resource directory to locate fitness, wellness and allied healthcare professionals who provide services for those with medical conditions, chronic disease or who need pre & postpartum care.

Education and awareness are key elements in the fight against cancer and other debilitating disease and while doctors often prescribe diet and exercise as an extension of their treatment, the patient is often left to their own devices to determine how best to fill these doctor’s orders. The patient can search online for diet plans and providers, but it can be a daunting task to find the right solution. ABCF believes it is important for breast cancer patients and survivors to have quick access to resources for education.

 “A balanced wellness plan is critical for surviving breast cancer. Studies show a strong connection between fighting cancer and important choices in physical activity and exercise, diet and nutrition, and lifestyle.” says Becky LoBosco   “We are excited to partner with the MFN in order to provide a resource for breast cancer survivors and their families to find health, wellness & fitness providers all in one place that best fit their needs. The MFN makes finding these providers effortless.”

“The MFN strives to improve the quality of life for cancer survivors, family members and caregivers by providing a registry of professionals that offer a holistic approach to complement their medical care,” said MFN founder Lisa Dougherty. “.  We’re thrilled to partner and support the American Breast Cancer Foundation survivors and their families.”

About the American Breast Cancer Foundation (ABCF)

The American Breast Cancer Foundation's (ABCF) mission is to provide financial assistance for breast cancer screenings and diagnostic tests for uninsured and underserved individuals, regardless of age or gender.  This is achieved, in part, by the Breast Cancer Assistance Program (BCAP), the Community Partnership Program, and the newly designed Community Advocacy Program.

The BCAP program and the Community Partnership Program are time honored and tried programs linking patients with facilities and assistance in their own areas.  These programs have received letters of acclaim from throughout the country.  The Community Advocacy program will be rooted in significant personal relationships with individuals, and will also assist them in gaining access to needed resources, services, and support.  The strategic platform provided by these programs will serve as a link and referral system to local resources and information that will be ethnically and linguistically appropriate to the needs of the individual. http://abcf.org

About the Medical Fitness Network (MFN)

The Medical Fitness Network (MFN) is a free online resource directory for consumers to locate fitness & allied healthcare professionals interested in working with those with chronic disease/medical conditions, including but not limited to: Alzheimer’s, Arthritis, Cancer, Diabetes, Fibromyalgia, Heart Disease, Mental Disorders, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s, Pre & Postnatal Care, Respiratory Disease and Stroke. The MFN donates its services as a national database management company to medical, health organizations that do not offer resources for locating fitness & allied healthcare professionals interested in working with their populations. http://medicalfitnessnetwork.org

To Donate To ABCF please visit https://www.abcf.org/donate .