Breast Cancer Survivors Foundation 2014 Highlights A report from the Director of Program Services
The Mission: BCSF is committed to it's mission "helping women survive." We provide funding to clinics, health care and imaging facilities nationwide for mammograms and related breast diagnostic services to uninsured and underinsured women.
Historical Funding Facts: Over the past four years Breast Cancer Survivors Foundation has provided funding to a total of 49 free clinics nationwide. This funding has allowed these clinics to provide more than 11,000 mammograms and breast diagnostic services to the uninsured and the underinsured.
2014 Funding Facts: In 2014 we provided funding to 31 of the 49 clinics, many for the 2nd and 3rd year. These clinics, in turn, provided more that 5,000 mammograms and breast diagnostic services.
Looking Ahead: While we do not currently fund clinics in all states we look forward to continuing to expand our outreach and welcome grant applications from all health care facilities providing breast diagnostic services to uninsured women. Look for us April 18 - we'll be part of the National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics' Kansas City C.A.R.E Clinic. This city-wide free clinic provides full physical exams and medical evaluations to all uninsured people in the Metro Kansas City area. BCSF will provide mammograms to those recommended by the medical staff at the clinic. The mammograms will not be done on site but rather at a later date at no cost to the patient. We are thrilled to be part of this important clinic.
Hats Off to the Clinics: As the Director of Program Services I am in awe of the great work being done by the volunteers and health care professionals working in the clinics across the country. They truly are an amazing and caring group of people. I look forward to continuing our current funding and expanding our work in 2015. There continues to be a record number of women/men who can not afford these very important services. Please encourage clinics in your area to contact us for funding.
Janet Napolitano on detecting her breast cancer early:
"It drove home, personally, the vale of early detection and education and intervention"