Sisters Network Inc., has joined forces with Solis Women's Health to provide free mammograms for women nationwide through Sisters' Breast Cancer Assistance Program (BCAP). The BCAP provides free mammograms to all women and various financial assistance for breast cancer survivors health-related expenses, including medical related lodging, co-pay, office visits and prosthesis. BCAP donors include Comerica Bank, Sysco, United Airlines Foundation and Wells Fargo Bank. Funds are also generated from Sisters Network Stop the Silence National 5k Walk/Run event.
As part of the partnership, Solis will provide the mammogram screenings at their clinics located in Texas, Arizona; Indiana; North Carolina and Ohio.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among African American women. According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 26,840 new cases of breast cancer are expected to occur among African American women. African American women have a five year survival rate of 78%, as compared to 90% for white women. Additionally, the incidence rate of breast cancer is higher among African American women (under age 45) than white women.
"Sisters Network looks forward to broadening our reach through our partnership with Solis Women's Health to ensure more women can have access to free mammogram screenings," said Karen E. Jackson, Founder/CEO, Sisters Network Inc.
Sisters' has provided more than 500 women with free mammogram screenings around the United States through the BCAP. For more information about free mammogram screenings, please call (866) 781-1808. "Solis is honored to be able to partner with Sisters Network Inc. for such a noteworthy cause," said Solis CEO, James Polfreman. "We hope the collaboration will allow many more woman access to annual mammograms. Mammograms are the primary weapon in the fight against breast cancer."
About Sisters Network® Inc.
Sisters Network Inc. is a leading voice and the only national African American breast cancer survivorship organization in the United States. Founded in 1994 by Karen E. Jackson, Sisters Network is governed by an elected Board of Directors and assisted by an appointed Medical Advisory Board. The organization's purpose is to save lives and provide a broader scope of knowledge that addresses the breast cancer survivorship crisis affecting African American women around the country. Currently, Sisters Network has over 40 affiliate chapters located in 22 cities.http://www.sistersnetworkinc.org
About Solis Women's Health
Solis Women's Health is a specialized healthcare provider focused exclusively on the screening and diagnosis of breast cancer. Headquartered in Addison, Texas, Solis currently operates 20 clinics in Dallas, Ft. Worth, Phoenix, Indianapolis, Columbus, Ohio; and Greensboro, N.C. Solis provides a complete range of breast health services including screening and diagnostic mammography, computer-aided detection, breast ultrasound, automated breast ultrasound, bone densitometry, stereotactic and ultrasound-guided biopsy and breast specific gamma imaging.