Breast Cancer Awareness
With the help of Project Kesher and the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, Activists learn how to advocate for their government and local companies to make breast cancer screening available at no and low cost for women in their communities.
In the past year, with no dedicated funding, PK activists were able to get more than 10,000 women screened, saving hundreds of lives.
Prevention, early detection and disease management are critical here because the cost of extensive treatment for advanced disease is prohibitive for most women. Our women's groups work to counter the strong aversion to self-examination and mammograms to make early detection possible.