Jennifer Jurgens wrote -
Hello friends ~ it's that time of year again! Please consider joining Team Tata for a day of fun and saving lives while standup paddleboarding, or help us along with a donation. This year all proceeds will be split between covering breast cancer screening and diagnostics for women in/around Muskegon county and a global research fund.
When a woman catches breast cancer early, before it leaves the breast, she now has a 99% survival rate. I'm one of those fortunate women who found my breast cancer EARLY and that's why I feel so strongly about making sure every woman has access to screening and diagnostic tests. $125 covers the average cost of a mammogram in Michigan... but the average biopsy ranges from $3,000 - $5,000! Can you imagine having an abnormal mammogram result and then NOT getting a biopsy due to the cost? This is where the Standup funds will help our community most!!
My mom didn't have the knowledge, nor access to screening and she was very young when first diagnosed. Breast cancer killed her when she was just 36 years old (and I was 12). We cannot let this happen to the women in our lives! Help me - help others - find breast cancer early and beat it.
Early detection + leading edge research. I used to call it the "one-two punch". Every dollar helps!
Jen (and family)