We first joined forces with Convoy of Hope last May, with our first event appropriately occurring in our home city of Dallas, Texas. Since then, we have joined Convoy of Hope for outreaches in eight other cities across the country to bring breast health services to underserved women in local communities. Through each of these outreaches, we were amazed by the volunteers who served so passionately, touched by the stories of the women we were serving, and empowered by the need that was so apparent for the services we were providing.
One of the guests that stopped by our tent, Sherylynn, had been putting off getting a mammogram because she was scared to go to the doctor’s office. She pre-qualified for a free mammogram through our partner breast health facility that day.
Through these outreaches, we offered free educational materials, signed women up to receive early detection text reminders, showed women how to do breast self-exams, pre-qualified women for free mammograms through our partner breast health facilities and, in some locations, provided free mammograms through our facility partners’ mammovans.
“I’m a single mom and needed to get groceries. I didn’t realize the NBCF tent was going to be here. I just signed up to receive qualification for a mammogram. This will help me so much. I am overwhelmed by how much is here, not just for my kids but also for me!“
– Crystal, Convoy of Hope guest
Here’s a look at our 2012 Convoy of Hope outreaches by the numbers:
- 5,157 guests served
- 227 volunteers
- 442 pre-qualified for free mammograms through our partner breast health facilities
- 42 screening mammograms on-site
- 3,475 signed up for the NBCF early detection plan to receive text reminders
- 3,313 received training on how to do a breast self exam
- 18,010 educational materials distributed
Thank you for helping us serve these women in partnership with Convoy of Hope this year! We are looking forward to our next outreach in 2013!