With health at the forefront of our minds, it’s important to remember our own power to help ourselves and each other. This summer, AmoMedia launched their #WomenWithWill initiative to highlight stories of breast cancer survivors—and to give women a safe place to seek resources.
The Connie Dwyer Breast Cancer Foundation, or CDBCF, is a nonprofit based in Short Hills, NJ. Founded by survivor Connie Dwyer, it helps uninsured and low-income women access the cancer care they desperately need.
While the COVID-19 pandemic has many concentrating on contagious disease, it is as important as ever to keep discussions around cancer and breast health thriving. Enter #WomenWithWill, AmoMedia’s project to inspire and inform.
Through their website AmoMama, the group hopes to highlight resources for all, from survivors to the recently-diagnosed.
“Our goal is to help their stories reach and educate as many people as possible,” said Edduin Carvajal, AmoMama editor and correspondent. “It is the perfect opportunity to not only share the stories of breast cancer survivors…but also to educate people on this disease.”
Along with I Have Wings and The Donna Foundation, the CDBCF is helping raise awareness—partly through their own inspiring stories. In the meantime, the Foundation hopes women everywhere will continue to safeguard their health with self-testing and screening.
“About 1 in 8 women develop breast cancer over their lifetime, so we must always remind others to get yearly mammograms,” the Connie Dwyer Breast Cancer Foundation said in an online statement. “…The community must be aware they can receive the breast care they need regardless of their economic status.”
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