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BTTF in the Boroughs

BTTF in the Boroughs: Get Breast Cancer Off Your Chest

Fall 2018— Breast Treatment Task Force joined our network of community partner to co-host a multi-lingual, five-borough info series on breast care for uninsured, working women. The series provided self-exam instruction, mammograms, BTTF diagnostic support, treatment programs and healthcare access. 

Highlights:

500 BSE cards distributed in 4 languages: English, Korean, Spanish and Chinese
Launch of Korean-language breast self-exam cards
200 Patients received breast self-exam instruction
200 Goodie bags distributed
80 Patients received breast screenings
Five National Sponsors: Linné Botanicals, Vidham Teas, St. Ives, Tease Tea, Seaweed Bath Co.
Five Community Partners: Charles B. Wang Community Health Center, Community Health Center of Richmond, Community Healthcare Network, Planned Parenthood, Korean Community Services
 

Special Thanks to Political Representatives from the Office of Representative Serrano, the Staten Island Borough President’s Office, and Congresswoman Meng for their support on site. 

Fall 2018 Schedule:

Sept. 7 (Manhattan) Charles B. Wang Community Health Center (free mammograms on the van, self-exam workshop, all participants receive goodie bags)

Sept. 26 (Bronx) Community Healthcare Network (self-exam instruction workshop, self-exam card distribution, healthcare access counseling and goodie bags)

Sept. 27 (Staten Island) Community Health Center of Richmond (self-exam instruction workshop, self-exam card distribution and goodie bags)

Oct. 26 (Brooklyn) Books Are Magic (BTTF program info, volunteer info, self-exam card distribution and goodie bags; Yes Way Rose and local restaurants offering food and drink donations for all attendees)

Oct. 30 (Queens) Korean Nail Association Annual Health Fair at DaeDong Manor in partnership with Korean Community Services (self-exam instruction workshop, self-exam card distribution, yoga class, mammograms on the van, and goodie bags

Click the image below to read the press release for BTTF in the Boroughs