The purpose of For the Girls is fourfold, all in the hopes of winning the fight against breast cancer in Northeast Nebraska.
1. Identify unmet services and resources available to breast cancer patients in the area. The local community hospital in Norfolk draws from a 100 mile radius and sees an average of 75 new breast cancer patients each year. Some of the equipment is aging or non-existent causing a burden to patients who are forced to travel to other facilities. For the Girls plans to dedicate funds to assist health care providers with the purchase of state-of-thee-art capital equipment to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.
2. Support women emotionally through our nonprofit organization, specifically women battling cancer. Previously, there were no events or forums dedicated to breast cancer survivors in Northeast Nebraska. By sharing a common diagnosis, women can network and establish a community of survivors. Our goal is for a portion of our future funding to be directed toward enhancing existing support groups and identifying new areas of need.
3. Raise awareness of breast cancer in our geographic area. We hope to continue to educate about the early signs of breast cancer, risk factors, and lifestyle changes to prevent it.
4. Vital to breast cancer care is the support of ongoing research. Twenty percent of all fundraising is earmarked to go toward national studies for a cure.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]