Recognizing Breast Cancer Awareness Month

breast cancer awareness ribbonThe facts are frightening: 1 in 8 U.S. women (about 12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of their lifetime, and 85% of breast cancers occur in women who have no family history of breast cancer. In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Jackson Health Foundation recognizes the importance of providing critical screening and healthcare services for all women in our community.

The Taylor Breast Health Center/Roberta Orlen Chaplin Digital Breast Imaging Center, located at Jackson Memorial Hospital, provides critical care to our community to meet the needs of so many women facing the risk of breast cancer. The center’s recent technology upgrades were made possible by Jackson Health Foundation’s supporter Roberta and Harvey Chaplin, through a generous $2.5 million, which included the upgrade of digital mammogram units that incorporate 3-D technology.

We are thankful for all our philanthropic partners that have come together throughout the years to continue making miracles happen in this critical field. This October, join us in our efforts to fund life-changing projects at Jackson that cannot be provided by bond support. With your help, we can continue to make miracles happen.