Day 17…The Breast Cancer Site…

A few months ago, a friend of mine was diagnosed with breast cancer.  She didn’t go to the doctor thinking anything was wrong.  She hadn’t felt a lump or noticed anything unusual.  She just went in for a routine mammogram…and they found cancer.  Luckily, it seems they caught it early and she’s had surgery to remove the cancer.  After some chemo, she should be fine.  Thank God she went for her mammogram when she did.  Early detection likely saved her life.

Here are some statistics for you…

Each year 211,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer and 43,000 die.  Breast cancer is the leading killer of women ages 40-55.  Early detection expands treatment options and increases the likelihood of survival and a mammogram is the best known method of early detection.  Yet…over 13 million women over the age of 40 have never had a mammogram.  Some are too scared or don’t think it’s necessary, but many just can’t afford it.

That is where The Breast Cancer Site comes in.  The Breast Cancer Site was founded to help fund mammograms for women in need for whom early detection would not otherwise be possible.  And they have made it super easy to help.  All you have to do is go to their website and click the pink button.  That’s it.  It’s completely free to the site’s visitors and it takes 5 seconds.  What could be easier?

So where does the money come from?  Sponsors.  After you click the button, you will be taken to a page of sponsor advertising (don’t worry…you aren’t obligated to click through the ads) and the sponsors pay per click.  100% of the sponsor money goes to programs that provide free mammograms to low-income and homeless women.  To help provide even more mammograms, do a little shopping in the site’s store…a portion of every purchase will be donated to fund more mammograms.

Last year, visitors’ clicks funded 1,299 mammograms and purchases made at The Breast Cancer Site Store funded an additional 4,163.  That’s a lot of women getting help.  But, as I’m sure you know, health care costs rise every day and the cost of mammograms is no exception.  So The Breast Cancer Site needs your help now more than ever.

So stop by and click the pink button every day.  Then tell all your friends to do the same.  It’s so easy to help save someone’s life.  And while you are at it…don’t forget to schedule your own mammogram.  It just might save your life!

Comments

  1. Awesome! I just clicked. Mammograms definitely save lives.

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