Keeping Abreast Foundation

About Us

Keeping Abreast Foundation

Mission Statement: To inspire hope and enhance life for those affected by breast cancer through early detection, advocacy, education and support services.

The Krewe du YaYas was formed in 2002. Our Keeping Abreast Foundation officially became a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in 2010.

The Keeping Abreast Foundation has partnerships with Woodlands Medical Specialists, The Women's Group and South Baldwin Regional Medical Center. These partnerships have allowed our organization to help individuals in our community receive necessary breast health related screening and diagnostic services.

  • Our upcoming events will allow us to help further our mission by:
  • Offsetting housecleaning costs for those in recovery
  • Assisting with the purchase of wigs and mastectomy bras
  • Offsetting the expense of costly medications
  • Sponsoring families in crisis
  • Paying for mammograms to those who can't otherwise afford them.

Since our mammography program began, The Keeping Abreast Foundation has provided over 2319 mammograms and other diagnostic services to individuals across the Florida/Alabama Panhandle region.

 Our programs have directly impacted approximately 1714 individuals in our area!

Charitable Foundation Compliance Letter from State of Florida (PDF FILE)
Florida Sales Tax Certificate of Exemption (PDF FILE)

our commitment is to inspire hope and enhance life


Funding Provided

$ 420895.57

Individuals Assisted


Diagnostic Services Paid For


The heart and soul of our foundation are our assistance programs


About Our Programs

About 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime.  Our mammography and breast cancer assistance programs can help pay for early detection imaging services and also help in a crisis during treatment and recovery.  Read more about our programs to see if you qualify for one of these vital programs.

Mammogram Screening Program

Early detection remains the most crucial step in diagnosing, treating and surviving breast cancer.  Our program can help individuals in our area who can't afford a mammogram or other basic diagnostic services. Learn more

Breast Cancer Assistance Program

This grant based program is designed to assist individuals needing financial assistance in our community who are undergoing treatment or in recovery from breast cancer. We can help!! Learn more.

A few of our volunteers


Jacqui O’Connell

Executive Director

Sebrena Palmer


Susan Ritenour


Dorraine Relova


Wanda Radford

President Elect

Melanie Duvall

Past President

Michelle Hedman


Jennifer Gingrey


Angela Lane


Kat Lea


Christy Rogers


Louise Videau


Sherri Whalen


Cyndi Mercer

Advisor to the Board

Jodi Dubose

Advisor to the Board

Suzy Clemons

Advisor to the Board

Sue Nast

Advisor to the Board

Kim Parker

Advisor to the Board

©2018 Keeping Abreast Foundation