DID YOU KNOW……?
-Early detection and effective treatment have resulted in a decline in breast cancer mortality in the U.S. – 33 percent since 1990
-Financial barriers and accessibility remain one of the largest reasons women do not seek mammograms
-Since Komen Central Wisconsin’s inception seven years ago, we have invested over $1 Million in local community programs and over $250,000 into the National Research Grants Program
-Up to 75 percent of net funds raised locally fund vital local breast health services.
-The remaining 25 percent funds national research to find the cure
-Last year, Komen Central Wisconsin grant dollars funded:
-36 survivor’s personal workshop training for wellness beyond breast cancer
-280 screenings and/or diagnostic services
-Resulting in the detection of 12 breast cancers!
-1,500 women reached for breast cancer awareness and prevention education
-In 2013, Komen Central Wisconsin received over $156,000 in grant requests.
-1 in 8 women will get breast cancer in her lifetime
-If detected early, while confined to the breast, the 5-year survival rate is 98%
-Nearly 40,000 people die from breast cancer each year in the U.S. (that is enough to fill Chicago’s Wrigley Field)
Scattered light snow and freezing drizzle lingers through daybreak Tuesday. Cooler and quiet the next few days.
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