Dear Avon BHOP Grantees,
For many of us, this time of year brings joyous celebrations and many things to be thankful for so we at CAI and the Avon Foundation want to thank you for all the important work you do to decrease rates of breast cancer in your community. Your efforts are truly appreciated and celebrated by us and the many women you serve. Although it is hard, we also acknowledge that sometimes we experience loss despite our best efforts. This drives us to overcome challenges and work even harder. This month's newsletter highlights some of the unique challenges we face on a daily basis and the exceptional work that you and your fellow grantees do to overcome them.
Thank you for your continued commitment and compassion. May you and your families, both at work and home, have a healthy and happy holiday season and welcome the New Year with renewed energy and courage to continue our important work.
The Avon BHOP Team
The YWCA of St. Joseph serves a large immigrant community which brings many challenges. They met Jacinta at the Mexican Fiesta where they had an educational booth to distribute information about our program and about our upcoming Mammothon. About one month later, they received a call from Jacinta's son stating that his mom wanted to make an appointment for a mammogram because she found a lump on her left breast. To read about the challenges they faced, click here.
Quite a few of our grantees have been active this summer and fall. The YWCA of Rhode Island in Woonsocket, RI hosted a Twitter Party for more information, click here. The Center for Pan Asian Community Services In Atlanta, GA held a conference on the impact and influence of the growing Asian and Pacific Islander community in the South, for more information click here. ACCESS in Dearborn, MI efforts to educate Arab women about breast health was featured in The Arab American News, to see article reprint, click here.
The Metastatic Breast Cancer Alliance was formed in October 2013 by 16 non-profit organizations and 5 pharmaceutical corporations under the leadership of Dr. Marc Hurlbert of the Avon Foundation for Women and to hear about recent updates. Read More.
Avon Foundation for Women has a new campaign featuring Paula Abdul called "Check Yourself," and the CAI Staff has once again out done themselves at their Cheer Station for the New York 2014 Avon Walk. Read More.
Kate Landis from Southcentral Foundation in Alaska shares her story of strength and humor when faced with breast cancer. Read More.