October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The purpose is to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure.
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Community Paddle Party (Oct 21)

Join us at White Rock Lake for the Community Paddle Party on Saturday, October 21 (10am to 1pm).  Jump in a boat with us and discover something new!  Dragon boat teams for Men, Women, Co-ed and Survivors.

Femcees/Fashion Expo (Oct 22)

The Femcees and Fashion Expo is a premiere event that is dedicated to highlighting Women that often go unnoticed. This is not just your average fashion show, but a special occasion to honor women in music, fashion, health and beauty.

Trophy Nissan Donation

The fully wrapped Nissan NV has officially hit the road and for every signature Trophy Nissan will be making a donation to the Bridge Breast Network.  Last year, Trophy Nissan raised $10,000, let’s see if we can do a bigger job this year and get more signatures!

Donate to Our Organization

For every dollar donated, BBN clients receive nearly 10 times that amount in medical care. Hundreds of physicians and medical facilities volunteer their services or drastically reduce their fees to make such a large discount possible.

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Services Provided

The BBN saves lives by providing access to diagnostic and treatment services for breast cancer to low income, uninsured, and under-insured individuals. Since 1992, we have assisted more than 130,000 individuals in North Texas.

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Get Involved

Sometimes, the most valuable gift you can give is time. Become a Bridge volunteer and help build a bridge between your neighbors and treatment for breast cancer. Use your time and talents by joining one of our committees.

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Susan Posnick Cosmetics

Susan Posnick Cosmetics makes healthy, on-the-go makeup with natural sun protection. During Breast Cancer Awareness, 5% of all sales in our special PINK collection will go directly to the Bridge Breast Network.   Shop PINK at SusanPosnick.com

In Bloom Flower Arrangements

In honor of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month In Bloom Flowers has created 3 pink flower arrangements with the idea of donating 20% of the purchase price to The Bridge Breast Network. The thinking behind the arrangements is to provide a gift for people to send to survivors and caregivers in their lives as a sentiment of encouragement and thanks during the month of October, while also serving as a way to donate to a wonderful and worthy cause.  Purchase In Bloom Flowers

How Donations Save Lives

Through the collective commitment and generosity of volunteer physicians, discounted fees from medical facilities, and our loyal donors we are able to offer help to women who have no other resource. Last year the Bridge Breast Network helped 2,365 women with early detection services and provided 168 women with life-saving breast cancer treatments. Your generosity provides hope for mothers, daughters, children and families throughout North Texas battling breast cancer. The Bridge Breast Network is now providing early detection services in 26 North Texas Counties. Because of you we are building bridges of hope throughout North Texas. Read More

Far from home, Nepali Immigrant Faces Breast Cancer

Dallas Morning News - Oct 6 - It started as a small lump, nothing too alarming.

But this spring, when it started to grow, Nalina Shah began to worry. The 29-year old Nepali immigrant hadn’t been to the doctor since she was a little girl. She had an hourly job at a spa giving waxes and facials, but no health insurance. And being so young, why would she need a mammogram?     Read the Full Article

A Selfie for Service

Sept 10 - Many of us do not realize our own strength until we are faced with an obstacle so great, so seemingly insurmountable, that we are forced to dig deep and reveal our superhuman might to the world.

Sheila Taylor, VP of The Bridge Breast Network Board of Directors, understands this process all too well. This is why Family Dollar is recognizing this Lewisville, Texas native as the Show Off Your Selfie winner, a contest aimed at finding and highlighting one of EBONY’s most inspirational readers.

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I received a letter that my examination indicated need for further evaluation… What if I had cancer... and then how could I get further testing when I did not have insurance or much money... I had been laid off from my job a year prior and had only been able to find a part time job. Barbara Quast, the Oncology Nurse Navigator… let me know about your program… In the end the testing came back with good news. Thank you so much Bridge Breast Network and thank you so much Barbara Quast.

Nancy M
Texas
Baylor Scott & White Health
Thank you to Baylor Scott & White Health for their donation of space and resources for our program.

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Build a Bridge, Save a Life

I met you and was inspired by you when you came to my Wylie Rotary Club last year. I have shared information about The Bridge to several people.

And... I was diagnosed with Stage 0 breast cancer in April. My annual mammogram caught it and I have to say the radiologist at the Baylor Garland Breast Center went above and beyond anything I have seen to get an accurate diagnosis for me. My films went to seven different specialists around the country. I had my surgery on May 27th and today I ring the bell at my cancer center signifying that today is my last radiation treatment!

I am blessed to have awesome insurance and this whole event cost me $2000, which I had the funds for on my Flexible Spending Account. Your organization blesses so many women with your services. I want to encourage you and your staff as I cannot imagine going through cancer without resources. Keep up the good work and know that you are adding jewels to your heavenly crowns each and every day!

Lynn
Wylie