To save lives by connecting at-risk women with the prevention and early detection necessary to fight breast cancer and heart disease.
It is estimated that one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. Despite the remarkable advances in treatment and a greater focus on prevention, breast cancer remains one of the most frequently diagnosed cancers among American women, and it remains one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths. However, in the U.S. heart disease is the leading cause of death among women, and more women-one in three-dies of heart disease than all forms of cancer combined.
The Women’s Breast & Heart Initiative (WBHI) has built its success on the fact that early detection and a healthy lifestyle saves lives. This premise not only applies to breast cancer, but also to heart disease. WBHI believes that all women should benefit from early detection that could save their lives, which is why we mobilize people and resources to provide at-risk women with the education, prevention strategies, screenings and/or treatments needed to fight breast cancer and heart disease.