Breast Care for Washington has been open for six months. During this time we have succeeded in providing care to all patients that have come through our doors, regardless of ability to pay. We are the only provider of breast cancer screening, diagnostics and patient navigation to treatment, regardless of ability to pay, East of … Continue reading Now is a critical time.
Pulling No Punches
This is excellent work by METAvivor, the sole US organization dedicated to awarding funding for stage IV breast cancer research. This October let’s take action. Let’s help fund research for the 30% of women who develop metastatic breast cancer. Did you know that metastatic disease only receives 2% of breast cancer research funding? That’s not a typo. 2%. Or, did you know that outcomes haven’t changed for metastatic patients in 10 years? Please, watch this video, all the way to the end, and if you want to make a difference this October, don’t just shop pink. Give money to organizations like METAvivor, that directly fund research for patients.
It has been a crazy and exciting month for METAvivor! We have lots of big news, and the first is our new video. As you’ve come to expect, METAvivor tells it like it is. Tell me what you think!
A man sits on the ground, cold, covered by a thin blanket. People walk by in a hurry, pretending not to notice him. He is elderly. He is alone. I walk by and make eye contact. He says, "Good Morning." There is a sadness in his eyes. A look that tells me, he wants to … Continue reading Pressing Pause.
Gifts That Give Hope
Breast Care for Washington is proudly featured in this year's "Gifts that Give Hope" alternative gift fair. The fair is an opportunity to shop for meaningful gifts this holiday season, with gifts starting as low as $5. Alternative gifts are donations to 15 local non-profits, and a card is provided that tells the recipient what … Continue reading Gifts That Give Hope
Riding the roller coaster!
We've been riding a roller coaster here at PUGTATO HEADQUARTERS and it has been a really exciting one: my husband and I welcomed our first child to the family a few weeks ago! We are learning new things every day, and let's just say that being a parent requires no end to your creative juices. … Continue reading Riding the roller coaster!
Well, it's a beautiful day here in DC. I've finished up at the local farmer's market with my friend Jess and now I'm taking advantage of the weather by doing some Breast Care for Washington work out on my porch. Turns out we are in desperate need of a patio umbrella and we get direct bake-you-to-a-crisp … Continue reading Hello Spring.
Getting creative with breast cancer screening.
It's been a busy fall here at PUGTATO headquarters. Fall is the season of ovarian cancer awareness month, breast cancer awareness month, and this year, it also included moving to a new home and Breast Care for Washington's official launch. Oy vey. Outside of my outreach work with Myriad this fall, my brain has been … Continue reading Getting creative with breast cancer screening.