In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Gingrich Foundation is proud to recognize 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. The National Breast Cancer Foundation is dedicated to early detection of breast cancer, as well as to education about the disease.
Through its National Mammography Program, the Foundation provides free mammograms to women who would otherwise be unable to afford them, at medical facilities in every state. This preventative screening saves lives, since it enables women to detect the disease before it advances to a later stage.
Early detection of breast cancer is critical to survival. The Foundation’s efforts help make sure all women have access to these potentially life-saving screenings.
Regular checkups like those the National Mammography Program provides significantly increase the chance of detecting cancer early, when it is most treatable. A list of facilities in the Foundation’s network can be found here.
The NBCF’s “Beyond the Shock” program also serves as an online resource that helps women learn more about breast cancer and interact with others who are coping with the disease. In addition to its excellent educational materials, this website allows women to ask questions of medical professionals.
One in eight women is diagnosed with breast cancer at some point during her lifetime. Thankfully, with early detection, this disease is increasingly survivable. The NBCF does important work to help thousands of women across the country overcome it.
Please join us in supporting the National Breast Cancer Foundation today.