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.