Bridge Breast Network Wishes you a Happy Holiday Season
The purpose is to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure.
Happy Holidays from the BBN
As we look forward to celebrating the upcoming season and giving thanks for the bounty of blessings we are fortunate to receive, the Bridge Breast Network is reaching out to you so that we can continue to provide services to our clients. Since its inception in 1992, the BBN has been a bridge of hope for over 150,000 North Texas individuals. The premise that no woman should suffer in silence with breast cancer because she lacks the financial resources still remains the foundation of our program. Because of your support and gifts of love we were able to provide 2,380 individuals with breast health services in the 2016-2017 fiscal year.
We are striving to make even more of an impact on the community and lives of the less fortunate in the year to come. We hope you had a year of peace and prosperity and with your help we can offer this very gift along with hope to someone in need. We ask you to consider giving a donation to the BBN in order to provide healthcare and in some cases a second chance at life. Your generosity provides hope for mothers, daughters, children and families throughout North Texas. Until there’s a cure for everyone there is a need for the Bridge Breast Network. We are asking you to join the BBN and make a contribution today to ensure this vital work continues in our community.
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.
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!
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.