YWCA Salem Women’s Health Program • Primary focus is breast cancer: – Screening referrals – paid by YWCA Salem fundraising and by Oregon Breast and Cervical Program – Breast health and breast cancer screening education – Treatment support – Survivor support • Oregon Breast & Cervical Cancer Program funding for cancer screening. – CDC funding - women 50-64 for biannual breast & cervical cancer screening. – OBCCP is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Oregon and SW Washington Affiliate, and the American Cancer Society. • If cancer is diagnosed the patient is enrolled in the Oregon Health Plan for breast cancer treatment. • Women 65 and over are usually covered by Medicare. Breast Cancer Screening • Funding gap in OBCCP screening for women under 50 with a family history of breast cancer, or who don’t qualify for other programs. – Women 40-49 must have a breast symptom. – Women under 40 must have a breast symptom documented by a doctor. – Women 65+ and can’t afford Medicare supplemental can receive their breast exam in a doctor’s office, but the charge will be refused by Medicare unless the exam has occurred in a hospital. The low income woman is then liable for the cost. • Lack of funding for women who can’t afford to pay for health insurance. OBCCP has – 7000 slots for the year for all qualifying Oregon women. – 500 emergency slots for the year – after all slots for a quarter are used, an emergency slot may be requested. Fundraiser for Clinical Breast Exams, mammograms and ultrasounds Fills the screening gap for low-income uninsured women in Marion and Polk Counties Breast Cancer Awareness Month Kick Off Event • Community Businesses and Medical Providers – Sponsor the YWCA Salem Discover Pink Walk • Funds • Items (loaning tents and other set-up items, refreshments, logo items for goodie bags) • Individuals – Registration – Extra Donation by individuals and teams • 100% of individual funds go directly to breast cancer screening Breast Cancer Awareness Month Kick Off Event • Second Saturday in October • 2.6 – 3.7 mile walk - low-endurance focus – women in treatment – Wheelchairs – Children and pets - family fun event • • • • Band and refreshments T-shirts Survivors have a free gift Also a few vendors YWCA Discover Pink Walk for breast cancer awareness Waiting to Start The YWCA Discover Pink Walk Begins! Great Refreshments… Great Band! All ages enjoy the Discover Pink Walk Enthusiasm everywhere! They Even Advertise! And the reason for it all – Breast Cancer Survivors!!! YWCA Discover Pink Walk funds work all year round • Partner clinic and imaging services provide YWCA Salem with reduced rates and free services for office visits and mammograms/ultrasounds. • One of our partner imaging services is providing not only mammogram and ultrasound vouchers at a reduced rate, but is matching each purchased voucher with a free voucher for the same service. • Women who have abnormal mammograms are enrolled in the Oregon Breast and Cervical Cancer Program so they will be eligible for the Oregon Health Plan (Medicaid) for treatment if they are diagnosed with breast cancer. And Everybody Wins!