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 mammograms 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 more than 1,500 women get mammograms, which led us to the discovery of early-stage breast cancer for more than a dozen of them. With your support, we can help even more women discover and defeat breast cancer before it’s too late.