Pink Zone Beneficiaries
75% – Secret Sisters Society, Young Survivors and Women’s Task Force (Local)
EDUCATION, SCREENINGS AND SUPPORT
Secret Sisters Society
The Secret Sisters Society Mammogram Program is all-inclusive. Women choose where they will receive their mammogram. Since March 1, 2003, more than 3,400 mammograms have been provided or scheduled at the following sites: 47% at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center (Mishawaka, Plymouth, South Bend combined) 34% at Elkhart General Hospital 19% at Memorial Hospital
The Secret Sisters Society mammogram fund is administered through United Health Services (UHS), local administrators for the State of Indiana’s Breast and Cervical Cancer Program (BCCP). Women may be referred to UHS by a healthcare provider or they can call UHS directly to see if they financially qualify for the program. If additional testing is necessary, or if cancer is detected, treatment will be paid for through the BCCP program. For more information, visit www.womenstaskforce.org/sss.php.
The Young Survivors fund is administered through the Breast Health Programs at United Health Services (UHS). These funds are specifically earmarked to help women under 40, who are medically underserved, gain access to diagnostic services that would otherwise not be affordable. The program’s breast health advocate ensures clients receive appropriate breast health services, while guiding patients through the health care system. Since inception in May 2010, the program has provided 42 diagnostic services, including clinical breast exams, diagnostic mammograms, and ultrasounds. For more information, visit www.youngsurvivorsbacktolife.com.
Women’s Task Force
The Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center Women’s Task Force is comprised of women cancer survivors. Their initiatives include recommending and implementing programs that relate directly to women and cancer, promoting early detection, treatment options, supportive care and survivorship. The task force is committed to empowering the women of this community through knowledge and support in order to promote their optimal health. For more information, visit www.womenstaskforce.org.
25% – Kay Yow Cancer Fund (National)
FINDING THE ANSWER
The Kay Yow Cancer Fund is a charitable organization committed to being a part of finding an answer in the fight against women’s cancers through raising money for scientific research, assisting the underserved and unifying people for a common cause. For more information, visit www.wbca.org.
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