Each year, nearly 200,000 people in America receive the life-altering diagnosis of breast cancer. In Maryland, more than 4,000 families cope with that reality annually. Founded in 2002, The Red Devils is a 501 (c) (3) organization based in Baltimore whose mission is to fund services that improve the quality of life for breast cancer patients and their families.
Since 2002, The Red Devils has invested nearly $3 million to fund treatment support for more than 5,500 breast cancer families so that loved ones are able to enter or remain in treatment. We have partnerships with 41 hospitals or other facilities throughout Maryland, and five hospitals in Washington, DC. Their medical staff and social workers refer patients to our business partners who provide a variety of treatment support services at no charge to the patients living or being treated in Maryland.
The Red Devils funds support in three program areas that align with the most common barriers to treatment breast cancer patients encounter. Patients and their families can turn to us assist with:
The Red Devils is a Maryland charitable organization inspired by the courage, grace and humor of two young women, Jessica Cowling and Ginny Schardt, who refused to be defined by their disease.
Jessica died in July 2002 and Ginny in August 2002 at the far too young ages of 31 and 44. Ginny and Jessica were surrounded by families and friends who loved and supported them every step of their journey. Others may not be so fortunate.