The Babylon Breast Cancer Coalition (BBCC) was founded in 1993 when three friends, Debbie Basile, Betti Ann Innes and Pat Smith of Babylon, Suffolk County, New York; two of them diagnosed with breast cancer, found they could no longer ignore the statistics. Determined to fight the disease by raising awareness and educating women about breast cancer, the BBCC, with its staff of dedicated volunteers, undertook the task of completing a demographic survey to ascertain the incidence of breast cancer in Babylon.
From this early work grew a volunteer driven grass-roots organization that serves the entire Township of Babylon and now helps those with all gynecological cancers in addition to those with breast cancer. The BBCC provides direct patient services and support to help ease the burdens that breast and all gynecological cancers put on patients and their families. In additions to assisting in the basic needs of those battling cancer the BBCC also reaches out to the community at large, providing educational programs to encourage healthier lifestyles which would decrease the still very high instance of these cancers in our community.