Support For Individuals Battling Breast Cancer
Savage Support strives to provide a wide variety of services focused on aid to individuals fighting breast cancer in southeastern Wisconsin. We endeavor to provide an elevated quality of life for breast cancer patients in tangible and practical ways, beyond their medical care.
We are enrolling a small number of beneficiaries to be the first class of participants in our program.
We are growing the number of services we can provide to our clients in the development phase of our organization.
We have a variety of opportunities available to volunteers interested in helping us change lives.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does Savage Support assist those battling breast cancer?
We provide practical aid with non-medical needs to those experiencing breast cancer. We do this by providing a monthly stipend to access services we have vetted, setting up opportunities to meet others on their breast cancer journeys, and by providing resources to help with their day-to-day needs.
What don’t you provide assistance for?
We do not provide assistance for rent, mortgage, insurance, utilities, bills, personal debt, tuition, luxury items, clothing except for items except for items directly related to breast cancer treatment.
Am I signing up to be part of a support group?
Only if you choose to do so. We offer a variety of activities for our beneficiaries to get together and build a network of individuals on the same journey, but these activities are not mandatory. Additionally, our website director is in the process of creating a chat room dedicated to beneficiaries if interacting that way is appealing.
Do I have a stipend to use on services you provide?
Yes, each beneficiary is evaluated according to need and provided with a monthly stipend. This amount may vary from person to person. That stipend offers an option between the services provided through our connections with local businesses that have aligned with Savage Support and completed an interview on-boarding process.
How long can my assistance continue?
We have a general time frame of 2 years, but each beneficiary is evaluated on a case by case basis and that time frame may be longer or shorter, depending on your individual case.
Does it matter if I’m diagnosed anywhere between Stage 0 or metastatic?
No. Whatever the stage of your breast cancer, we are here to help as long as you have received a diagnosis of breast cancer.
What’s New With Savage Support?
We’re celebrating Oktoberfest through a partnership with 🥨 The Milwaukee Pretzel Company 🥨 ! Join us in spreading the good word through good snacks while raising good money for a good cause. You can help our beneficiaries by downloading the order form here. Share with family, friends, and coworkers, then email your order form to firstname.lastname@example.org! We have a 72-hour turnaround for delivering the pretzels to you for distribution beginning 9/15/21 until 10/31/21. We look forward to raising the dough (literally and figuratively) with you and your team of supporters!
That’s right, Savage Support has a podcast! Colleen DuVall created a series to get to know our beneficiaries to hear about their personal stories with breast cancer, sharing the impact of our organization. In 2021, we included board members and leaders in the community supporting those through breast cancer.
In this episode of Savage Support Stories, Colleen speaks with Vanessa Claypool about her challenges as head of household and a working single mother to a young son as she makes her way through breast cancer treatment.