More than 700 people turned out for the 4th Annual Walk to Bust Cancer on Oct. 6 at Fort Hunt Park, to raise awareness and funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
The money raised by this event goes directly to helping needy women and their families in the metropolitan area get screenings, genetic testing, and breast cancer services. This helps women who have no insurance or are underinsured and do not have the financial means to get the screening or care they require.
According to the Breast Center Foundation, women in this region have a high rate of late stage breast cancer.
The National Breast Center Foundation works to: "Educate Women; increase access to breast cancer screening, treatment, and support services for underprivileged and uninsured / underinsured women in the community. Implement technology to provide high quality screening and treatment services in order to detect breast cancer at an early stage, which will save more lives and ultimately reduce health care costs. "
The Breast Center Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) public charity. For information: www.nationalbreastcenterfoundation.org