The numbers tell a compelling story about the impact made by the Komen Orange County Affiliate. In 2008, this Affiliate granted $1.2 million to 20 grassroots non-profit organizations to provide breast health education, screening, and treatment programs to low-income, under-insured and uninsured women in Orange County.
In 2008, through those organizations:
- More than 45,000 women participated in breast health educational sessions or workshops.
- More than 20,000 women received a clinical breast exam.
- More than 8,500 women received a screening mammogram.
- In 2008, an estimated 70 breast cancer cases were detected through these breast health programs.
- More than 200 women in Orange County received psychosocial and treatment assistance services.
Your help is needed to continue to and meet the increasing needs of breast health services for women in Orange County.
Consider that the goal for Komen’s Mission Programs is to increase the number of individuals utilizing breast health services, specifically screening mammography use, by 10%. That should be all the motivation you need to register for Race for the Cure, coming soon on Sunday, September 27 in Newport Beach. If you can’t attend, support the event with “Sleep In for the Cure.”
Better yet, after you register for the Race, take the 125 Challenge – a call-to-action for all Race participants to raise $125, the cost of a Komen-funded mammogram.
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