Pink Ribbon of Hope

 

Ensuring all Upper Cumberland women have access to mammograms

 

Breast cancer affects women of all ages and socioeconomic backgrounds. Fortunately, doctors believe that thousands of lives will be saved through early detection of breast cancer via mammography, because breast cancers found during these screening exams are more likely to be small and still confined to the breast.

 

However, there are many women in the Upper Cumberland who are facing difficulties receiving proper breast cancer screening due to lack of insurance. A number of them forgo mammographies completely because they simply cannot afford them.

 

That’s why the Pink Ribbon of Hope project exists. So far the program, in partnership with Susan G. Komen for the Cure, has helped over 1,500 women get mammograms, which led us to the discovery of early-stage breast cancer for over a dozen of them. With your support, we can help even more women discover and defeat breast cancer before it’s too late.

 

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The Pink Ribbon fund recieves financial support from dozens of local businesses, regional and national foundations, Komen Upper Cumberland, and the United Way of Wilson County and the Upper Cumberland. Funding from the United Way makes up less than 10% of Caring Hands annual expenses.