It Takes A Community
Central Florida Health News|October 2019
It Takes A Community
We Care of Central Florida’s Project Think Pink Helps Uninsured Women Get Screening, Treatment
Teresa Schiffer

DID YOU KNOW that one in eight women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime? Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women and the second-leading cause of cancer death among women. Men can also suffer from breast cancer, though it is much more rare.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which makes it a perfect time to remind women to get important health screenings such as mammograms. Unfortunately, not every woman in Central Florida has the insurance or resources to be able to get these screenings done. That’s where We Care of Central Florida steps in to help. This nonprofit organization is dedicated to helping those without insurance who fall within 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines get the healthcare they need.

One program offered by We Care of Central Florida is Project Think Pink. The mission of Project Think Pink is to provide free mammograms and other diagnostic breast care services to a population that would not otherwise be able to afford such care. They serve Polk County residents who have no insurance of any kind, including Medicaid, Medicare, and the Polk Health Plan, and who fall within the financial guidelines.

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October 2019