“One in eight women will develop breast cancer at some point in her life,” the National Breast Cancer Foundation reports. “This statistic affects all women equally … rich or poor, famous or unknown, the disease treats everyone the same.”
During Breast Cancer Awareness Month — and throughout every other month since 2011 — Convoy of Hope and the National Breast Cancer Foundation work together to bring health services, education, and support to communities across the United States.
“Between 2014 and 2019, we were serving approximately 10,000 underserved women across the U.S. each year with education and resources, giving women the training and information necessary to care and advocate for themselves,” said Eric Neubauer of Convoy of Hope’s Partner Engagement team.
At Convoy of Hope’s Community Events, representatives from the National Breast Cancer Foundation work to keep individuals well-educated, healthy, and connected to local resources. The foundation has also provided Convoy of Hope’s team members with education and other resources so they can stay healthy and continue to serve others.
At one Community Event, a young woman (who remains anonymous out of respect for her privacy) shared that her mother and grandmother were both diagnosed with breast cancer in their twenties. Her mother survived; her grandmother, unfortunately, did not. Through Convoy of Hope’s partnership with the National Breast Cancer Foundation, the woman received education, early detection training, and information to connect her with other resources in her area.
“She was extremely grateful for the information she received and recognized that she needed to take a more active approach for her health,” said Dianna Mulheron of Convoy of Hope’s Community Events team.
In the last 10 years, the National Breast Cancer Foundation has provided more than 192,000 mammograms, patient navigation services to more than 858,000 individuals, and breast health education services to more than 240,000 people. Convoy of Hope is proud to have its programs represented within those figures and to partner with the National Breast Cancer Foundation in the fight against cancer.
At Convoy of Hope, we love our #Volunteers! A special thanks to our neighbors in Republic, Missouri, for recently helping assemble 2,000 bags of groceries and 3,000 hygiene kits to deliver to people in need.