We’ve all been affected by cancer in some way. It might have been our mother, brother, aunt, grandfather or friend, but when a person gets the diagnosis, the effect ripples throughout the family.
About one out of every two American men and one out of every three American women will have some type of cancer at some point during their lifetime, according to the American Cancer Society.
Your gift will help each one of us, including our families and friends, in the fight against cancer by helping to provide the following programs and services:
Breast cancer is the number one cause of death in women from the ages of 35–54; it produces more diagnostic tests yearly, surgical procedures, and post-surgical diagnostic testing than any other cancer.
Screening mammograms can find breast cancer early, when it's most treatable. It is the best way for women to lower their risk of dying from breast cancer. Your gift will provide this life-saving test to low-income, uninsured women.
A gift of one screening mammogram: $500
Annual need: $50,000 for 100 mammograms
Breast Health Awareness Program:
Our breast health awareness program will ensure that all women with abnormal screening results receive adequate and timely follow-up care by providing coverage for breast biopsy fees, including needle localization, for under or uninsured women.
Annual need: $50,000