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Breathing Room Foundation accepts nominations from social workers and other healthcare professionals. In order to qualify for our programs and services, individuals must be in active treatment and live within our service area.

Established in February of 1997, the Breathing Room Foundation was founded to provide care and support to local families affected by cancer, allowing them a bit of “breathing room” from their daily struggle against cancer.

It is only through the work of kind, compassionate volunteers that the Breathing Room Foundation is able to assist and impact so many families battling cancer. To help us reach more families, we are always in need of more volunteers.


Help Build Our Foundation

The Breathing Room’s mission is to provide care and support to 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.



22nd Annual Golf Classic

2020 GOLF REGISTRATION IS FULL! We look forward to a great event. Click here to see a list of our 2020 Golf Sponsors and details for this year’s event.
For those of you who missed out this year, please consider golfing with us at the Philadelphia Cricket Club on April 12, 2021

17th Annual Valley Road Run

Join us for the 17th Annual Valley Road Run! Start your Sunday off right by participating in the flat, out and back 5K or the 2-mile walk on October 4, 2020. Adult registration, in-person or virtual, $35 for adults and $15 for youth 14 & under. Make an even greater impact! Create your own personalized team and/or fundraising page and share it with your family and friends.

Breathing Room’s New Home!

We are excited to announce our move to another convent next to St. James Catholic Church in Elkins Park. Their school hall has been our BRF Children’s Program collection site for the past 6 years so we are very happy to merge our program hall and office on one campus.


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