The Avon Breast Health Outreach Program has again awarded a $25,000 one-year grant to Tucson Medical Center to increase awareness of the life-saving benefits of early detection of breast cancer.
Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women in the United States and early detection still provides the best opportunity for successful treatment .
Tucson Medical Center created the TMC Breast Health and Education Program to educate Tucson-area women and refer them to low-cost or free mammograms and clinical breast exams in their own communities. The vital program provides services to women who would not otherwise seek a screening mammogram.
The fund’s national advisory board selected The TMC Breast Health and Education Program as one of 56 new grant recipients nationwide in the 2017 cycle of Avon Breast Health Outreach Program grants. Programs were selected based on their ability to effectively reach underserved women in the communities they serve.
It is the nineteenth year that TMC has received funding from the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade to support its work on this important health issue, and in recognition of the program’s excellence.
Since May of 1998, the TMC Breast Health and Education Program has reached more than 50,000 women with information about the importance of early detection and has referred almost 7,000 women for mammograms and clinical breast exams.
The TMC Breast Health and Education Program helps ensure that all women have access to early detection information and options.
“We are proud that the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade shares our mission and has chosen to support our program. With these funds we will be able to reach women with breast cancer information and resources to help overcome factors that keep them from practicing good breast health,” said Denise Navarrete, TMC breast health and education program coordinator.
For more information on the TMC Breast Health and Education Program at Tucson Medical Center please call (520) 324-1286. To learn more about the Avon Breast Health Outreach Program, visit www.avonbhop.org