Charity of the Month: National Breast Cancer Foundation
October 10, 2012
Newt and Callista Gingrich
In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Gingrich Foundation is pleased to announce the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) as its October Charity of the Month.
The National Breast Cancer Foundation was established in 1991 by Janelle Hail, a breast cancer survivor first diagnosed in 1980, at age 34. Janelle survived because her cancer was detected early. Today NBCF is dedicated to saving lives through early detection of the disease and to increasing awareness through education.
Catching breast cancer early is critical to survival. The NBCF’s efforts help ensure all women have access to screening that can save lives through early detection. They provide critical preventative health care through their National Mammography Program, offering free mammograms to under-served women in all 50 states. This screening can help save the lives of women who might otherwise have discovered their cancer at a later stage.
You can find a list of facilities in the Foundation’s network here. In addition, the NBCF’s “Early Detection Plan” website and smartphone applications provide automatic reminders to do breast self-exams and to schedule doctors’ appointments, helping women to maintain a regular screening routine.
The National Breast Cancer Foundation’s “Beyond the Shock” Program serves as an online and mobile resource to help women learn more about breast cancer, as well as communicate with others who are affected by the disease.
One in every eight women is diagnosed with breast cancer during her lifetime. The NBCF’s mission is to make sure these women detect it early, saving potentially thousands of lives.
Please join us in supporting the National Breast Cancer Foundation today by clicking here.
Newt and Callista