Since 2000, Sense of Security has provided nearly $2 million in financial assistance for people being treated for breast cancer.
The nonprofit organization helps breast cancer patients in treatment by providing $500 a month for up to six months to pay housing expenses, food, transportation, utilities, and other basic living expenses.
Providing financial support alleviates the fear that some patients feel when confronted not only with a diagnosis of cancer but also with all of the medical expenses and the potential for being unable to work that results in not being able to pay other bills. Seventy-five percent of the assistance the organization has provided has been for housing assistance and groceries.
“We really believe in the organization,” said Jennifer Oldman, a broker associate with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, whose husband, Jimmy, is president of Sense of Security’s board of directors. “We think it’s a really valuable cause. A lot of charities support breast cancer research, but this is for patients while they’re going through treatment. This is one of those missing links in their healing process.”
Sense of Security relies on individual donations to make this mission happen. There are a number of ways you can support Sense of Security. You can make a secure donation through their website www.senseofsecurity.org; you could include them in workplace giving campaigns through payroll deductions. Sense of Security participates in the Community Shares Federation — its number is 5186, and its Combined Federal Campaign number is 24381.
You can even support Sense of Security when you shop online at smile.amazon.com/ch84-1539558 and Amazon will donate to the charity. Lastly, you can also schedule your Colorado Gives Day donation on Dec. 5.
Sense of Security also holds a few annual fundraisers, including DISTINCTLY COLORADO | Farm to Table, an evening that blends farm-fresh Colorado fare, craft-brewed beer, and liquid chef libations. Last year’s event included two-step lessons, rides on horse-drawn wagons and a make your own s’mores station. This year’s event will be on September 15 at Infinity Park in Glendale.