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Cause Area

  • Health & Medicine
  • Sports & Recreation
  • Women


4094 Majestic Lane #101Fairfax, VA 22033 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Through the years, the Foundation has made a difference in countless lives through a variety of projects which offer comfort to cancer patients and their families. The Foundation's mission is to support women of all ages affected by cancer and the loved ones who care for them by providing unexpected acts of kindness. This was inspired by a poem Mary Barnett left for her family where she asked that her spirit live on through acts of kindness. We are committed to making a positive impact on their emotional and physical health, lifting them up and offering hope.


The Barnett-Searing National Cancer Foundation was created in 2001 to honor two courageous women and to continue their legacy through philanthropy. Jenny Searing lost her battle to ovarian sarcoma, and Mary Barnett lost her fight to uterine sarcoma. Their families and friends accepted the challenge to make a difference in the lives of those currently battling cancer and BSNCF was founded. The goal was to create a charity where the founders, friends, and family could give back and and improve the quality of life for cancer patients and their loved ones while keeping the light of these two women shining brightly.

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