DC has the highest rate of breast cancer mortality in the US. Women of racial/ethnic minority experience higher mortality rates than Caucasian women. There are too few providers willing to serve this patient community, and there are not enough resources, available to meet the lifestyle needs of this particular population.Read More
A newly incorporated non-profit organization, Breast Care for Washington, aims to reverse this trend by introducing state-of-the-art mobile mammography screening technology directly into underserved communities where cancer screening and primary health services are scarce or non-existent. This technology is fully transportable and can be used in clinic and community settings.Read More
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Our founders are two DC women with extensive experience in medical care and patient advocacy. Joined by a mission to make breast cancer screening readily available and accessible, they brought together a Founding Board of Directors in 2012.
Breast Care for Washington was awarded 1 of 6 AVON Safety Net Grants on May 5, 2013 in the amount of $125,000. Head on over to our “In the News” page to read all our updates!
We are in the process of raising valuable funds to launch our program. By supporting us through The United Way’s day of giving, Do More 24, Thursday, June 6th 2013, your dollars will go directly to supporting our start-up efforts for our services.. BCW is a 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax deductible.