Breast Cancer Awareness
At Hadassah, we're using three proven strategies to fight breast cancer: education & awareness, domestic advocacy, and support for groundbreaking research at the Hadassah Medical Organization (HMO).
Among women in the US, breast cancer is the second most deadly cancer, causing 40,000 deaths each year in America. Jewish tradition teaches us about the value of saving lives.There are so many ways you can work with Hadassah to help more women live longer, healthier lives.
Women are living longer, stronger lives in the face of breast cancer.
Why? We refuse to sit on the sidelines. Thanks to doctors, researchers, patients, families, friends, and survivors like you, early detection, new breast cancer research and treatments are saving more lives. Please, join the women and men who have signed up for this Hadassah campaign to support lifesaving breast cancer research at the Hadassah Medical Organization.
What Can I Do?
As scientists and doctors — including at HMO — deepen our understanding of breast cancer, we have more tools to fight it. Make sure you and your loved ones understand your risks — and what breast changes women should be on the lookout for. Talk to your loved ones about breast cancer in your family — and talk to your doctor about when and if you should get a mammogram — or genetic counseling. Then spread the word. When it comes toawareness and breast cancer advocacy, just talking to family, friends, and your community – in person, online, and everywhere can have an impact.
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Breast Cancer Research
The Hadassah Medical Organization is at the forefront of breast cancer research, responsible for several major advances in the global medical community's understanding of the disease, pioneering new treatments and helping survivors live longer and stronger. Today, HMO doctors are building on these breakthroughs to find a cure for breast cancer.
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Breast Cancer Advocacy
Advocacy for women's health equity is a crucial component of Hadassah's strategy to advance health & wellness, and includes breast cancer advocacy. Our advocates work to protect women's health coverage and expand research funding. As the convener of the Coalition for Women's Health Equity, we're building a national movement to address pervasive disparities throughout the health system. All of these efforts build on Hadassah's long history of women's health advocacy--especially on breast cancer, genetic non-discrimination, and preventive health.
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On the Ground
There are so many exciting events happening nationwide, from Boston to Atlanta to LA. Learn more about our upcoming local breast cancer awareness programs — The Uplift Project®, Check It Out, and Celebrate the Ta Tas — learn about how communities are raising awareness, and see how you can help raise awareness online, and have fun.
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What YOU Can Do
As scientists and doctors — including at HMO — deepen our understanding of breast cancer, we have more tools to fight it. Make sure you and your loved ones understand your risks and what breast changes women should be on the lookout for. Talk to your loved ones about breast cancer in your family, and talk to your doctor about when and if you should get a mammogram or genetic counseling. Then spread the word. When it comes to awareness and breast cancer advocacy, just talking to family, friends, and your community – in person, online, and everywhere -- can have an impact.
On the Ground
Across America, Hadassah chapters are engaging their communities in Hadassah's national breast cancer awareness programs. Some are teaching teens breast health self-awareness, while others are involving women in raising breast cancer visibility by decorating bras or painting their bodies, sharing personal stories of survival, or speaking with loved ones about family BRCA risks. In all of these ways, Hadassah women embody the Power of Women Who Heal.
Stories from Events
Hadassah women are always coming up with new ways to get together for a good cause. You can find stories of the powerful, heartwarming, and inspiring breast cancer awareness events happening around the country.
Comedy for a Cure in Boston
Honoring a Hadassah Leader's Legacy
Celebrate the TaTas
Hadassah Partners with Fran Drescher's Cancer Schmancer Movement for Women's Health
Saving Lives for 20 Years in Nashoba Valley, Massachusetts
The Uplift Project® Gallery
Through The Uplift Project®, Hadassah raises awareness of breast cancer and empowers women to take charge of their health. Help our efforts to support breast cancer awareness from A to DD. Upload a photo of your decorated bra to your personal Facebook page using #TheUpliftProject or on our Pinterest gallery.
Add your power to ours — become a Hadassah advocate today. And learn about the Coalition for Women's Health Equity.
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Advance the Hadassah Medical Organization's mission to develop lifesaving treatments through our Research in Service to Humanity Campaign.
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