One in eight women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Even more disturbing, approximately 40,000 women will die of breast cancer this year alone. The mission of the Women’s Breast & Heart Health Initiative (WBHI) is to reduce the incidence of undetected, untreated breast cancer among the some of the most vulnerable in our community: uninsured, at-risk women. That’s what the B4Pink movement is all about. We want to reach these women, get them screened and ultimately detect breast cancer when it is most treatable and beatable. We want to help them before they “turn pink.” To support our goal of knocking on 10,000 doors in 2011 to educate women and ensure that all women benefit from the early detection of breast cancer, regardless of their ability to pay, we need your help. We need your support. Please help us today by donating $25 to fight breast cancer one household at a time. Your generous donation goes directly to helping uninsured at-risk women receive mammograms and educational materials about the importance of breast health and early detection right in their own neighborhood. Introductory Offer – For a limited time with your minimum $25 donation (plus shipping & handling,) we would like to give you a B4Pink pendant to wear to show your support for early detection. This beautiful pendant has been designed to remind women about the importance of early detection. We hope you’ll wear the pendant proudly. Thank you for your continued support. Your generosity could save a life. To donate and receive your pendant, please click the banner to the left!
The Women’s Breast & Heart Health Initiative Florida Affiliate (WBHI) will be taking its mission of promoting early detection and awareness to the streets again for the 2011 April Outreach Campaign Saturday mornings on April 9, April 16, and April 23. Mar 30, 2011 – The Women’s Breast & Heart Health Initiative Florida Affiliate (WBHI) will be taking its mission of promoting early detection and awareness to the streets again for the 2011 April Outreach Campaign Saturday mornings on April 9, April 16, and April 23. 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 households within the City of Miramar, delivering important breast health awareness packages, talking to residents, and making free mammogram appointments on the spot for women who qualify. On April 30, a mobile mammography van will visit the neighborhood and perform the screenings that were scheduled during the outreach. The organization 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 33,000 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 Florida Affiliate What: Door to door campaign offering free breast health awareness, education and mammograms to the uninsured and underserved. Where: City of Miramar, Florida 33025 When: April 9, 16, 23 – Starting – 8:30AM • April 30th –Starting at 9AM Contact: Andrea Ivory, Founder, Women’s Breast & Heart Health Initiative, FL Affiliate 866–315–7711 # # #