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What is Be the Choice?

Be the Choice is a not-for-profit organization that is changing the way breast cancer diagnoses are experienced and treatment options are understood. Be the Choice has developed a tool that helps breast cancer patients make more informed decisions about their treatment options. The “Decision Tree” sheds light on breast cancer treatment options and shows the connections between those decisions. It also helps other breast cancer patients understand and explore their healthcare choices.

Why should I give to Be the Choice?

We realize that donating money is an important decision and should be weighed carefully. In the world of charities, we are unique as we have a singular focus which is to deliver the tool. We also have dynamic, efficient, and effective volunteer leadership, unpaid medical experts, and minimal overhead expenses. The money you give will go directly to building the decision tree and will support the designers and software engineers working on the tool.

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Past Events

Holiday Hunt
Be the Choice has created our first giveaway contest, the #HolidayHunt! Two draws will be held on December 15th and January 1st. Participate in the contest by finding the 🎁 each week to collect multiple entries.

Garage Sale
Be the Choice will be holding a Garage Sale on July 20 in Westboro! Join us between 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM to browse through a great selection of items. We will also have baked goods, face painting, a lemonade stand and prizes to be won! We can’t wait to see you there!

 

graphic of comedian Tracey MacDonald for Be the Choice comedy fundraiser

Comedy Night Fundraiser for Be the Choice
A comedy night fundraiser featuring international headliner Tracey MacDonald. Tracey has left audiences in fits of uncontrollable laughter across Canada and the United States. Please join Be the Choice, Tracey MacDonald, MC Ron Sparks, and other cutting-edge local talents for a night to remember!

Welcome to the BTC Treatment Decision ToolHave you or someone you love recently received a diagnosis of breast cancer?

Whether you received a diagnosis yesterday or three months ago, you are likely dealing with an upheaval in your life as you’ve known it. Perhaps you have also started the process of meeting with your doctors to discuss what treatment options are available, and which therapies (or combination of therapies) will be the best for you. It is a lot of information to sort through and make sense of.

So we’re here to help.

The team at Be the Choice are a diverse group of women and men who have had experiences with a breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. Some of us have undergone treatment for breast cancer, some of us have provided care for a loved one who has been through treatment, and some of us are physicians and other health care professionals who provide treatment to breast cancer patients.

United in our concern that all people who receive a diagnosis of breast cancer should have access to comprehensive, state-of-the-art treatment information in a comfortable and user-friendly format, we designed this interactive treatment decision tool.

How to use:

Your diagnosis of breast cancer has come with an assessment of your unique clinical and hormonal characteristics. These should be carefully discussed with your medical team and deliberated carefully in advance of any treatment decisions.

This tool will enable you to get to know the “big picture” as well as the “individual picture” behind any breast cancer treatment decision, and to become an active participant in determining your own treatment process. You are the ultimate decision-maker in this process. We hope that you will use the information on this website to inform and empower yourself.

What this tool is not designed to do is deliver individual treatment recommendations. It should be used as a way to get a sense of the full range of treatments available to you as well as what your own treatment plan might look like given your unique profile.