If challenging yourself physically and mentally appeals to your adventurous side and being part of a team making a real difference inspires you, consider joining the Climb to Beat Breast Cancer. If you are interested in joining us, contact Ascension St. John and Providence Foundations at email@example.com.
After much research, we decided the 2021 Climb to Beat Breast Cancer will take a “together apart” approach in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This was a very difficult decision to make, but the health and safety of our providers, associates, patients and communities remain our top priority as we work with the guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control in relation to the coronavirus.
The “Together Apart” approach means we're asking our climbers to do regional climbs, local to their homes, between June 26 and July 31 (depending on local weather and local restrictions).
As so many of you know firsthand, cancer does not care about what you have planned. Much like the coronavirus has changed all of our day-to-day lives, a cancer diagnosis greatly impacts future plans and cancer has not slowed down just because the rest of the world has. This is why we have decided to move forward with our fundraising efforts.
The climb supports the Ascension Southeast Michigan Breast Care Program which helps women who are uninsured or underinsured receive diagnostic tests such as mammograms and ultrasounds to ensure the earliest possible detection of breast cancer.
Because 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.
Because this year, 271,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed.
Because 90% of diagnoses occur in women with no family history.
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