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National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

USA Reported by Convoy of Hope

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and we’re recognizing awareness with our friends and partners at the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF). Through Convoy of Hope Community Events, NBCF has served nearly 10,000 women since we began working together in 2012.

“Our partnership with NBCF has made an impact on so many women and their families and we’re thankful they’ve joined us on our community outreach tour the last two years,” says Convoy of Hope President Hal Donaldson. “We know early detection of cancer saves lives, and we’re happy to be able to provide an opportunity for women to receive NBCF’s lifesaving services.”

Some quick facts about our partnership with NBCF in 2012 and 2013 that we proudly brag about:

  • NBCF at Community Events: 14
  • Women served: 9,410
  • Volunteers: 459
  • Pre-qualified for mammograms: 510
  • Early detection plan registrations: 6,351
  • Self-examination trainings: 5,774
  • Education materials distributed: 25,590

Recognized as one of the leading breast cancer organizations in the world, NBCF’s mission is to save lives through early detection and to provide mammograms for those in need. A recipient of Charity Navigator’s highest 4-star rating for nine years, NBCF provides women Help for Today.Hope for Tomorrow® through its National Mammography Program, Beyond The Shock®, Early Detection Plan, MyNBCF online support community, and breast cancer research programs.

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