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Planned Parenthood

Western Pennsylvania

Breast Health Care Fund

A 50k Challenge Grant from Mr. Richard Scaife gives PPWP an opportunity to create a Breast Health Care Fund.

In the wake of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Foundation's decision, and their subsequent reversal to stop grants to Planned Parenthood for preventative breast health care services, PPWP has been provided with a unique opportunity to establish a Breast Health Care Fund that will ensure that any woman who turns to us for lifesaving breast health care services will have access to the preventive care needed for the early detection of breast cancer.

Led by a generous $50,000 matching grant opportunity from Richard Scaife, PPWP will establish a Breast Health Care Fund that will help to ensure that women can have clinical breast exams and when recommended, also receive the mammogram services they need. For women in poverty or without health care insurance this program is essential to early detection, improved health outcomes for the women we serve, and our work to fight breast cancer.

This generous challenge grant is offered to our supporters as a 3 to 1 match. For every one dollar raised for the Breast Health Care Fund, Mr. Scaife will give three dollars - up to $50,000. Every dollar we receive for this fund will go directly for breast exams and diagnostic services, as well as breast health outreach and education. The National Cancer Institute estimates that 1 in 8 women born in the United States will develop breast cancer at some time in their lives. Kimberlee Evert, PPWP President and CEO, describes why this fund is so important. "Access to preventive care for early diagnosis plays a critical role in the health outcome of individuals diagnosed with breast cancer. For the majority of our clients who are in poverty or who have lost their health insurance this service is essential and far too many women postpone their care because of the high costs. These services save lives and we need to make sure they are available."

Help PPWP continue to serve the thousands of women in our community in need of preventive breast care by donating to the Breast Health Care Fund. By making a tax-deductable gift today your donation of $25 will be matched $75 for a total gift of $100 to PPWP. Together we can save lives knowing that early detection is the best chance of successful treatment.

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Breast Health Care Fund