• Easter Program 2017

    Spring arrived early this year and then quickly disappeared but we know Peter Cottontail will be hopping down the Bunny Trail very soon. One of the special programs we offer our families is Spring/Easter baskets. The personalized baskets… Read More

  • Celebration of Life 2017

    The Celebration of Life is the Breathing Room Foundation’s signature event, always a special night and always a lot of fun. We are over the top with excitement as we plan this year’s event! On April 1st we… Read More

  • Breathing Room Foundation’s Golf Classic 2017

    Calling all golfers! Join the Breathing Room Foundation for the 20th Annual Golf Classic on Monday, April 10th, 2017! Our annual golf event kicks off at the Philadelphia Cricket Club Militia Hill Course at 11AM and includes lunch,… Read More

  • The Breathing Room: Our Mission

    We are happy to present The Breathing Room Foundation’s first video! It was produced by our friends at The PHILO Project which produces high quality professional videos for Philadelphia’s small nonprofits free of charge. We hope you’ll join… Read More

  • The Young Friends

    The Young Friends of the Breathing Room was established to get young professionals involved with the work of the Breathing Room Foundation through volunteer opportunities, fundraisers, and social events. Get involved with the Young Friends by following the… Read More


Our mission is to provide care and support to local families affected by cancer. We recognize that a cancer diagnosis affects every aspect of a family’s life; emotional, physical, spiritual and financial. We strive to provide a family with whatever it is that will allow them a bit of “breathing room” from their daily struggle against cancer. It is our hope that this will allow them to concentrate all of their efforts towards regaining their physical health.

It is rare to find someone among us who is not aware of a person surviving with cancer. It is as rare to find someone among us who has not been inspired by the courage and perseverance the survivor has shown in the face of disease. These survivors should be awarded for their efforts.
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For The Breathing Room, a recipient is one who receives services from the Foundation. This person has been nominated to the Breathing Room by a healthcare professional because they have a diagnosis of cancer and could benefit from our support and services.

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A nomination is the process of letting the Breathing Room Foundation know about an individual that you may feel is deserving of an award, someone that has inspired you as they work through their own battle with cancer.

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Support provided by the Breathing Room Foundation is referred to as an award. It is not charity and it is not assistance, it is an award to recognize an individual for their heroic effort in the face of disease. We are inspired everyday by the heroic efforts of so many individuals as they fight the most difficult battle and it is our privilege to recognize them by showing our support in the form of an award.

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