2013 Komen Kansas City Grantee The Coalition of Hispanic Women Against Cancer has a program titled Mujeres Ayundando Mujeres – “Women Helping Women”
This is a comprehensive breast health program to increase awareness and knowledge among Latina’s about breast cancer prevention, early detection/screenings, and available community resources. In addition, this program will provide mammography screenings. Also, a 10-month, Spanish-speaking support group will be offered to breast cancer patients or survivors, reaching a minimum of 10 individuals.
As part of this grant, CHWAC used $6,000 in recruitment funds for eight (8) mobile mammogram outings. Two hundred sixteen (216) women were screened this year during this program.
Last November, HC (not her real name) was diagnosed with breast cancer during her mammogram at a mobile outing. CHWAC explains that she was devastated with the news and did not know what to do or who to talk to. HC does not speak English or have a social security number. She was afraid that she was going to die, but CHWAC referred her to the Early Detection Works program as part of the State of Kansas. EDW helped her with treatment were able to speak to her in Spanish during her treatment to see how she was doing.
HC was so thankful that she was able to go to the mobile mammogram outing because it saved her life. She is feeling much better and has even completed her radiation and chemotherapy. “I am so happy and grateful to be alive. Thank you for all the help that you had given me, since I was just a participant, then diagnostic and now a survivor. God bless you!” HC is able to go for walks now and is excited about being a survivor.
Komen Kansas City has impacted hundreds of lives by funding CHWAC’s mobile mammogram outings. “We can’t do it without you,” explained their staff!
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