INVEST IN BREASTS CAMPAIGN

Improving the detection and prevention of breast cancer – to save the lives of the women we love.

Think of the women in your life. Your grandmother. Your mother. Your daughter. Your sister. An aunt. A cousin. A coworker. A friend. During their lifetime, one in eight of them will likely hear the words, “You have breast cancer.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer-related death among women living in Canada.
  • One in eight women living in Canada will develop breast cancer in their lives, and one in 28 women will die from breast cancer.
  • Screening saves lives. Regular screening mammograms can find breast cancer early, usually before it has spread. 
  • Dense breasts can increase a woman’s risk of breast cancer, and breast density can be determined with a mammogram.

 

Pictured: Radiologists and technicians providing care at the Sadie Diamond Breast Health Imaging Centre. Photo credit: Jenn di Spirito Photography

 

Prevention and early detection through regular screening can save lives and help avoid invasive treatments. And we know that this life-saving screening is 100% reliant on advanced equipment and technology operated by specially trained radiologists and technicians. 

We invite you to make a difference in the lives of the women you love through our Campaign – Invest in Breasts.

The goal is to partner with our community to equip the Sadie Diamond Breast Health Imaging Centre at BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre with state-of-the-art diagnostic technology – equipment that will save women’s lives through early detection and prevention.

Current investment required: $2.3 Million

  • Radiologists will be able to offer Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) screening as a powerful option for the first time at BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre, with targeted benefits for women with hereditary risk factors and those with the most urgent diagnostic screening needs. 
  • Diagnostic and treatment standards will be elevated with new 3D mammography machines with state-of-the-art options, like contrast enhanced dual energy mammography and advanced breast biopsy guidance systems.

 

Pictured: Radiologists and technicians providing care at the Sadie Diamond Breast Health Imaging Centre. Photo credit: Jenn di Spirito Photography

 

The second phase of the Invest in Breasts Campaign (2022+) will facilitate investment in breast health research, education, and advocacy to promote broader shifts in how women are diagnosed and supported through the experience of breast cancer.

Less waiting, fewer unknowns, less stress – this all equates to women spending more time living their best lives with their families and friends, and contributing to their communities.

Together, we can provide the best care possible to the women who lead, create, advocate, nurture, and inspire us every day.

Pictured: Radiologists and technicians providing care at the Sadie Diamond Breast Health Imaging Centre. Photo credit: Jenn di Spirito Photography 

For more information on our Invest in Breasts Campaign, please contact Carleen Pauliuk, Senior Director of Development at carleen.pauliuk@bcwomensfoundation.org.