National nonprofits and physicians’ organizations dedicate every October to the cause of breast cancer awareness — raising funds for research and helping ensure that all women are able to receive regular screenings.

This year, organizations across the country continue to work toward supporting victims and finding a cure, as many thousands continue to suffer from the disease. According to estimates from the American Cancer Society, which tracks cancer statistics, 230,480 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year; an estimated 39,520 women will have died from the disease in 2011 alone.

These organizations need your help; here are a few worthy groups you can donate to right now:

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