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Diana’s Head-Shaving Support Group

Diana was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and found out that she would be undergoing chemotherapy and her hair would fall out.  Not one to wait for her hair to fall out, Diana took control and held a Head-Shaving Party to shave her head and raise funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.  And for each every $200 raised, one of Diana’s friends or family would shave their heads in her honor.  

At the end of the night, there were a lot of bald heads!  

Diana and her sister

Want to help?  Donate to Diana’s fundraiser or start your own fundraiser.

Christine’s Story

Christine is like many busy moms with a hundred things on her to-do list.  She has two small children to take care of, errands to run and dinner to cook.  So when she turned 40 and her doctor told her it was time for her routine mammogram, she put it off because of her busy schedule, figuring she’d get around to it eventually.

A year later, Christine noticed a lump in her breast.  She had no insurance and thought maybe she could save up enough money to get a mamogram later. Her friend urged her to go to St. Vincent’s Medical Center and talk to them about her options.  

"The first thing they told me at St. Vincent’s was that the mammogram would be taken care of.  I had no excuse to put it off.  Within a half an hour, I had an appointment."

Through a grant from the National Breast Cancer Foundation, St. Vincent’s was able to provide Christine the mammogram she needed.  She was diagnosed with breast cancer and is currently undergoing treatment.

The National Breast Cancer Foundation provides mammograms and breast health services for women in need across the country through partnerships with medical hospitals and facilities. Learn more at nbcf.org