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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: WBHI Takes to the Streets to Promote Early Cancer Detection, Breast Health Awareness

Breast Cancer Door to Door Outreach Offers Free Mammograms to at-risk women March 2, 2011 (Miami, Florida) – The Women’s Breast & Heart Health Initiative (WBHI) will be taking its mission of promoting early detection and awareness to the streets again for the 2011 March Outreach Campaign Saturday mornings on March 5, March 12, and March 19. The goal of WBHI is to reduce the incidence of undetected, untreated breast cancer by providing women in underserved neighborhoods with the appropriate awareness, education and screening. WBHI volunteers will knock on the doors of more than 1,400 households in the City of Miami Gardens, delivering important breast health awareness packages, talking to residents, and making free mammogram appointments on the spot for women who qualify. On March 26, a mobile mammography van will visit the neighborhood and perform the screenings that were scheduled during the outreach. The organization has already visited over 1,400 homes so far in 2011 and plans to knock on a total of 10,000 doors this year. WBHI believes that all women have the right to benefit from the early detection of breast cancer regardless of their ability to pay, and fights breast cancer as a life threatening disease, one household at a time. Since 2006 WBHI has knocked on more than 32,000 doors to save lives in South Florida. Andrea Ivory, internationally recognized 2009 Top Ten CNN Hero, breast cancer survivor, and founder of WBHI knows that early detection saves lives, because it saved hers. She founded WBHI, the premiere source of free door to door breast health awareness, education and screening to the uninsured and underserved in South Florida. “Breast cancer kills our grandmothers, mothers, sisters, daughters, family and friends. ALL women are at risk for breast cancer. Although early detection saves lives, not all women have access and awareness;” states Andrea, “That’s what we’re out there to do.” The Women’s Imaging Center at Memorial Healthcare System supports the efforts of WBHI by collaborating to provide our participants with free screening right in the neighborhood served.   Who: The Women’s Breast & Heart Health Initiative What: Door to door campaign offering free breast health awareness, education and mammograms to the uninsured and underserved. Where: City of Miami Gardens, Florida 33056 When: March 5, 12, 19 – Starting – 8:30AM · March 26th –Starting at 9AM Contact: Andrea Ivory, Founder, Women’s Breast & Heart Health Initiative, FL Affiliate 866–315–7711