Breast cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in women, yet it is still one of the leading causes of cancer death. Convoy of Hope and National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) have been working together for the past six years to educate and empower more than 70,000 women on breast health at Community Events!
As a woman enters the NBCF area of service, she will be greeted by a pink attired, specially trained member of the Kindness Crew. There she’ll receive information about breast health education, what breast cancer is, and what kinds of questions she should ask her doctor.
From there, she’ll learn how to perform a breast self-exam. These exams help alert women to possible concerns that should be brought to the attention of a health professional. Identifying concerns early on will increase the chances of successful treatment.
Before she leaves the area, we connect her with local resources and provide information on the closest low-cost or no-cost clinics in her area. It’s important that she knows where she can get help and support and that she leaves the NBCF area of service not only feeling cared for, but empowered to be proactive about her own health.
Learn more about Breast Cancer Awareness and the work of NBCF at nationalbreastcancer.org.