Keeping Abreast Foundation
The Krewe du Ya Yas was formed in 2002. Our Keeping Abreast
Foundation officially became a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in
2010. Our mission is to inspire hope and enhance life for those affected by breast cancer through early detection, advocacy, education and support services.
In the past year the Keeping Abreast Foundation has formed
partnerships with The Womenís Group and The Angel Williamson Imaging
Center. These partnerships have allowed our organization to help
those who are underinsured or do not have insurance to receive
screening mammograms, or medically indicated follow-up diagnostic
mammograms or ultrasounds.
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 canít otherwise afford them.
In the past year, the Keeping Abreast Foundation provided: $23,998.34 in funding for screening and diagnostic mammograms, and ultrasounds and $4500 to those needing assistance for other breast cancer related expenses.
Our demographics.... For our mammograms, and follow up diagnostics.. we served the following counties:
Santa Rosa 15%
Walton County 6%
Our other expenses: grants were 100% Escambia County.
Charitable Foundation Compliance Letter from State of Florida (PDF