1,900 Women and Men conquered 39.3-miles to crush #breast cancer!
A huge thank you and congratulations to everyone who participated in San Francisco’s 14th annual #AVON 39 walk. The event raised a whopping $4.4 million dollars! These funds will help accelerate breast cancer research, improve access to screenings, diagnosis and treatment, and educate people about breast cancer.
The $30,000 that Samaritan House received will support the Samaritan House Breast Care Clinic (SHBCC). The SHBCC reduces barriers to providing uninsured women with access to a continuum of comprehensive, high-quality and timely breast health care services through the provision of education, screening, clinical breast examination (CBE), referrals for free mammography and surgery, and yearly follow-ups. The program utilizes a culturally sensitive and linguistically appropriate intervention strategy that targets low-income uninsured women residing in Central #San Mateo County.
An extra special thank you goes out to a few special Samaritan House staff members who actually participated in the weekend-long event. Amy Hsieh spent her weekend volunteering with the Food Services Crew Team and Jamie Nugent and Christiana Weidanz completed the Walk! It was moving and memorable experience for everyone who participated and the community sincerely appreciates your devotion on behalf of the fight to end breast cancer.
For more information on Samaritan House’s Free Breast Care Clinic, visit: http://samaritanhousesanmateo.org/what-we-do/freeheathcareclinics/. For more information about AVON 39 The #Walk to End Breast Cancer, or for additional resources visit avonfoundation.org.