To inaugurate the campaign, LBCA will host a Kick-off Event on Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Women’s Building, 3543 18th Street in San Francisco, CA.
Mujeres Cuidando Mujeres/Women Caring for Women (MCM) program, provides access to free breast health education, screening services and follow-up care and treatment if needed.
All at no cost and without barriers – enrollees will then be contacted by us to schedule free clinical breast exams, mammograms, and follow-up diagnostics if needed.
Did you know that low-income women and women of color are dying in disproportionate numbers because of the barriers they face while fighting breast cancer?
The Latina Breast Cancer Agency’s Women Caring for Women program provides access to free ongoing breast health education, clinical exams and mammograms to low-income and medically under-served Latinas in San Francisco County. Please call the Latina Breast Cancer Agency to schedule a free clinical examination or for more information at 415-584-3449 or 415-584-3444. Early detection of breast cancer saves lives.
“Our October campaign is focused on breast cancer awareness and the importance of early detection,” said Olivia Fè, LBCA Executive Director. “We will be airing these PSAs to encourage women to enroll in our Mujeres Cuidando Mujeres/Women Caring for Women program.
MCM is an ongoing, patient navigator-driven program that is designed to improve access to quality breast cancer care for all women 40 years of age and older, with an emphasis on low-income, uninsured, elderly, immigrant, and undocumented women. Services range from screening through diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up care, as required. All direct services are free and provided at St. Luke’s Hospital, a Sutter Health Affiliate in San Francisco.
About the Latina Breast Cancer Agency:
The Latina Breast Cancer Agency is a community-based organization that works to reduce economic, language and cultural barriers to quality health care including, breast cancer screening, follow-up diagnostic and treatment services if needed for low-income, uninsured women with a focus on our Latina community, including immigrant and elderly women living in the San Francisco Bay Area. The mission of the Latina Breast Cancer Agency is to facilitate access to simple, practical information, resources, education, and healthcare including breast cancer screening services and; provide emotional support for Latinas who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.
For more information, please visit: http://www.latinabca.org/home0.aspx .