Badges of Courage Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. It was founded by Macarena Zilveti in 2010. Her great-grandmother, grandmother, mother and aunt are all breast cancer survivors. After her mother had a radical mastectomy, Macarena knew she had to do something to help others afflicted with this disease. The Badges of Courage™ were created to pay tribute to these strong and courageous women and raise funds for low income breast cancer patients.
The Badges of Courage Foundation will provide financial assistance to patients who have been recently diagnosed with breast cancer and are in treatment. Help may be in the form of basic living expenses such as mortgage and rent payments, childcare payments, utilities, medical insurance premiums, and other life necessities. Our goal is to give these women tranquility and hope at a time when they need it most— when they are faced with breast cancer.