20th Anniversary Breast Cancer Partnership
2017 marks the 20th Anniversary of the Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation, and throughout the year, we have been celebrating and recognizing all the wonderful people who have helped us get here. Breast Cancer Recovery and Komen Wisconsin are two organizations we have been partnering with since the very beginning. In fact, we are all celebrating 20th anniversaries this year! Together, we support individuals in Wisconsin by providing complementary services and programs for each phase of the breast cancer journey – prevention, diagnosis/treatment, and survivorship.
PREVENTION Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation educates women about prevention and early detection of breast cancer, in addition to many other health issues. Outreach staff and Health Educators teach women how to conduct self-exams, when to seek out screenings, and how to find resources for further diagnosis and treatment.
DIAGNOSIS, TREATMENT, SUPPORT SERVICES Komen Wisconsin holds annual Race for the Cure events, hosting over 4000 participants and 450 volunteers each year. Funds generated from the continued success of the Races support breast cancer education, screening, treatment, and survivorship.
SUPPORTING SURVIVORS Breast Cancer Recovery’s mission is to provide environments for women breast cancer survivors to heal emotionally. All programs are designed, and conducted, by survivors for survivors. Breast Cancer Recovery offers wellness retreats- Infinite Boundaries– for women in all stages of breast cancer – newly diagnosed, in treatment and many years finished with treatment.
It’s definitely no coincidence that we all got our start around the same time, but we’ll let WWHF’s President and Founder, Sue Ann Thompson, tell you more about that in the upcoming WWHF Fall Newsletter! Together, we continue to fight breast cancer, and we invite you to join the efforts. Thank you for your continued support!
October 18 – Annual Dialogue
The WWHF is discussing “Breakthroughs in Breast Cancer” at the Annual Dialogue. Breast health experts will answer your questions about prevention, genetics, imaging, new technology and more, and the WWHF, Breast Cancer Recovery, and Komen Wisconsin will all have booths at the exhibitor fair. REGISTER TODAY!