What can you do to fight Breast Cancer?

You can make a difference for an Indianapolis woman at risk for breast cancer.

According to BreastCancer.org, about 1 in 8 women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of their lifetime. Mammography is a simple screening that is vital to the early detection of breast cancer, but low-income women are 26% less likely to receive a mammogram. Women living at or below the federal poverty level don’t normally have the access or health care coverage to receive a mammogram.

What is being done to help these women?

Several local hospitals and nonprofits such as Little Red Door provide free mammograms to the underserved women in Indianapolis. We, at HealthNet, are doing the same. Our patients are referred through our primary care centers and we have a radiological technician on staff to provide mammogram screening.

With your help, we hope to overcome the cultural, social, educational, and financial barriers that prevent women from getting screened and receiving life-saving treatment.

To learn more and to donate $25 towards a mammogram for Indy women living in poverty, please visit www.indyhealthnet.org.

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