Every woman’s story is different. Yet, that dreaded word “cancer” makes every woman’s story the same. More and more often, the outcome is positive and a cure is possible. This is especially true in the Treasure Valley, where our program offers women a place to turn for help with early detection.
Despite media warnings and advice from doctors, statistics have proven that many women in Idaho are not getting mammograms until well beyond the recommended age of forty. Procrastination, finances and fear are just a few of the reasons, and Stampede for the Cure strives to eliminate these (and other) barriers.
Stampede for the Cure urges women to have yearly mammograms beginning at age 40, and perform self-breast exams at home, because many breast cancer warning signs are discovered this way. It has been proven that early detection saves lives; many breast cancers are cured when caught early!
If you or someone you know is in need, please take advantage of this important program…it’s free and it saves lives. Call 208-381-2095 to contact the St. Luke’s Breast Care Services Fund Office or contact the Saint Alphonsus Breast Care Services scheduling at 208-367-8787.