While walking itself is a challenge, asking friends and family for money is downright uncomfortable. It's hard to escape the fact that we are in a down economy and people are being thoughtful about where their money goes.
Unfortunately, breast cancer doesn't know this. The reason why I chose the Avon organization is because money goes to treatment for low-income men and women with breast cancer. The people most vulnerable to economic hardships should not be excluded from receiving treatment.
So I did a little digging. I wanted to know the direct impact of the money I raise for this organization. Here's what I learned:
$10 can help a breast cancer patient in need get transportation to treatment to keep her/his recovery on track.
$25 can purchase test tubes and similar supplies for a breast cancer research laboratory.
$35 can help make sure a homebound breast cancer patient will receive seven nutritious and healthy meals while undergoing radiation and chemotherapy.
$100 can help an uninsured patient get access life-saving tests, such as a mammogram to help determine if a woman has breast cancer or a bone scan to see if breast cancer has spread.
$250 can help an uninsured breast cancer patient access a chemotherapy treatment, or help a new patient access a pre-treatment work-up, including x-rays and lab work as they prepare for their cancer treatments.
$1,000 can help a patient access a MRI to help determine if a mass is malignant or benign, or a biopsy of breast tissue to see if cancer cells are present.
You see, each dollar we raise through the Avon Walks is so important in making sure that everyone can get the care they need. Every dollar we raise is so important because every dollar has the potential to help someone!
If you haven't had a chance to donate, or just haven't gotten around to it yet, please take a few minutes and cross that off your list now.
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