Support the 2015 Blush Lunch Benefitting DC’s Mammovan

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Imagine the following scenario.

You have breast cancer.

Those are the scariest four words a woman (or man) can hear.

Even scarier, you don’t have the resources to pay for treatment.

Fortunately, most everyone reading this has the means to pay for treatment. You’ve got health insurance and financial resources to pay for the best treatment DC has to offer. Better still, you go to the doctor regularly and you’ve probably caught it early – an incredible blessing given early detection is key to survival.

But for many of the Washingtonians we pass on the street, who check us out at the grocery store, or are at the lowest rungs of the economic ladder, regular doctor’s visits, health insurance, and financial resources are a luxury. And a breast cancer diagnosis is unfortunately found when it’s too late to increase a woman’s survival chances. Sadly, Washington, DC has one of the highest rates of breast cancer diagnosis and the highest rate of breast cancer death in the nation.
mammovan-2-whbBut it’s not all bad news. GW’s mobile mammography program (Mammovan) seeks to stand in the gap in the DC area – by making life-saving, early detection of breast cancer possible for ALL, regardless of their ability to pay.

I hope you’ll consider supporting The Blush Lunch hosted by the Women’s Health Board on which I’m honored to seve. In our fourth year, the Women’s Health Board will host its annual luncheon on Thursday, October 8, 2015 in The Atrium of the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center to raise critical dollars to support the work of the Mammovan.

Your contributions will allow the Mammovan to continue providing screening mammograms to more than 2,000 women annually, either in their communities or in certain places of work. The self-contained mobile unit offers one-stop screening performed in a comfortable, convenient environment.

Washington, DC has provided incredible opportunities for me – and for us all. Supporting GW’s Mammovan is one small – but incredibly meaningful and tangible – way I can reciprocate.

And it’s lots of fun! Think pink. Think champagne. We have a great time while ensuring that the Mammovan can continue to do its important work. Our featured speakers this year include the incomparable Cokie Roberts and Congresswoman Barbara Comstock of Virginia.

I hope I can count you in.

Tiffany Moore