Fight breast cancer. FUN-raise to save lives.
The money that you raise, that WE raise for Race for the Cure saves lives. Like Hilda M., a breast cancer survivor, who was grateful that she was able to give her blessing at her daughter Diana’s wedding. Diana M. is a pre-diagnostic patient navigator at Overlook Breast Center in Summit. She is part of the Center’s Breast Cancer Continuum of Care for Underserved African-American & Hispanic Women, which supports at-risk women in our communities with pre-diagnostic navigation and access to free screening and diagnostic tests. This life-saving program is funded by Komen North Jersey thanks to fundraising and donations.
Last year, when Hilda returned to the U.S. from her native country Ecuador in anticipation of Diana’s wedding, Diana learned that her 63-year-old mother had never had a mammogram. She insisted that Hilda have one. The results of her mammogram indicated a strong possibility of breast cancer, and further evaluation was needed. Hilda had no insurance, and Komen North Jersey’s grant covered the two biopsies and MRI that were required. Hilda was diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer, underwent treatment, and her prognosis is very good.
Thanks to the money raised at last year’s Race, 49 women, including Hilda, were able to access the care they needed through the Komen-funded Overlook program. Which is just ONE of the many programs we support right here in North Jersey.
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