Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): For over 60 years, CDC has been dedicated to protecting health and promoting quality of life through the prevention and control of disease, injury, and disability. They are committed to programs that reduce the health and economic consequences of the leading causes of death and disability, thereby ensuring a long, productive, healthy life for all people.
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National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc: The National Breast Cancer Foundation's mission is to save lives through early detection and to provide mammograms for those in need. The foundation increases awareness through education, provides diagnostic breast care services for those in need, and provides nurturing support services.
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Susan G. Komen New Orleans:
Susan G. Komen New Orleans is dedicated to combating breast cancer at every front. Up to 75 percent of Komen New Orleans net income goes toward funding grants to local hospitals and community organizations that provide breast health education and breast cancer screening and treatment programs for medically underserved women. The remaining net income (a minimum of 25 percent) supports the national Komen Grants Program, which funds groundbreaking breast cancer research, meritorious awards and educational and scientific programs around the world.
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American Cancer Society: The nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service. more >> | www.cancer.org
LSU School of Public Health: The LSU School of Public Health is dedicated to advancing public health and well-being through education, research & service with a focus on issues affecting Louisiana. more >> | publichealth.lsuhsc.edu
Susan G. Komen for the Cure: Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure® and launched the global breast cancer movement. Today, Susan G. Komen is the boldest community fueling the best science and making the biggest impact in the fight against breast cancer. Thanks to events like the Komen Race for the Cure, they have invested almost $2 billion to fulfill the promise, working to end breast cancer in the U.S. and throughout the world through ground-breaking research, community health outreach, advocacy and programs in more than 50 countries.
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United Way of Southeast Louisiana: United Way’s mission is to increase the organized capacity of people to be independent and self-sufficient. Working within the seven-parish area of Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa and Washington, UWSELA funds programs, supports collaborations, convenes experts and fosters new and needed community services based on best practices. They work to ensure quality health and human services for the citizens of southeast Louisiana and assess the success of programs based on the achievement of pre-defined outcomes.
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National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP) Homepage: To improve access to screening, Congress passed the Breast and Cervical Cancer Mortality Prevention Act of 1990, which directed CDC to create the NBCCEDP. Currently, the NBCCEDP funds all 50 states, the District of Columbia, 5 U.S. territories, and 11 American Indian/Alaska Native tribes or tribal organizations to provide screening services for breast and cervical cancer. The program helps low-income, uninsured, and underinsured women gain access to timely breast and cervical cancer screening and diagnostic services.
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Macy’s: Giving back to the community is a deeply held value at Macy’s, Inc. Their contributions, leadership and volunteer efforts help create strong communities–providing a better environment for their stores to do business and for their employees and customers to live and work. Through gifts from Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s and the Macy’s Foundation, more than $26 million was contributed to approximately 4,500 nonprofit organizations in 2012. The majority of the gifts were directed to the following core focus areas: arts and culture, education, the environment, HIV/AIDS awareness and research, and women’s issues – particularly women’s health and domestic violence.
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Lake Pontchartrain Women's Sailing Association: The Lake Pontchartrain Women’s Sailing Association is dedicated to advancing the excellence of women in sailing through educational opportunities, and instruction, training and competition, thereby developing individual sailing capabilities and promoting greater access for women to the sport of sailing.