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2023 I Am More Fundraiser

I Am More Scarsdale is excited to announce its 7th Annual "Breast Cancer Awareness" fundraising campaign, scheduled to run throughout the entire month of October. In partnership with White Plains Hospital, I Am More is dedicated to raising funds to provide mammograms and associated services to uninsured and underserved women in Westchester County.

Disparities in screening mammography and barriers to accessing breast cancer screenings are most prevalent among racial/ethnic minority and low-income women. One significant barrier to early detection is the financial burden associated with mammographic screenings. The stark statistics reveal that 1 in 8 women in the United States will confront breast cancer during her lifetime. Recognizing cancer risks, adhering to regular screenings, and adopting a healthy lifestyle are essential measures women can take to mitigate their vulnerability.

I Am More Scarsdale is committed to assisting women in Westchester County in obtaining screening mammograms to detect breast cancer at an early, treatable stage. Co-Founder Marcy Berman-Goldstein, a board certified Radiologist with specialized training in breast imaging, underwent a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery in 2018 due to suspicious pathology. Speaking about her motivation for this cause, she said, "Given my medical background, personal experience, and strong family history, I believe knowledge is the most powerful tool we can possess to help ourselves and others. We are thrilled to support White Plains Hospital to ensure that more women have access to screening mammograms."

Here's how you can contribute to this vital cause:

Visit I Am More Scarsdale (6 Spencer Place) throughout the month of October. With a $20 donation, you can "Spin the Wheel" for a chance to win.

Please consider making an additional tax-deductible donation toward the below patient needs:

$50 – will help provide reliable transportation to cancer care appointments

$100 – will offset the cost of a mammogram for a woman in need

$250 – will provide a wig to cancer patient undergoing active treatment

Transportation: Many women lack access to reliable transportation, which often leads to rescheduled or missed appointments and deferred care, which results in poor prognosis and an inferior quality of life. Therefore, transportation assistance is vital in ensuring that these women can access essential treatments. Average cost: $50

Mammograms has been a cornerstone in the fight against breast cancer, contributing to a nearly 40% reduction in breast cancer mortality in the U.S. since 1990. Mammograms save lives! Average cost = $100

Wigs provide crucial support by helping cancer patients regain a sense of normalcy, confidence, and control over their appearance during a difficult period of treatment, ultimately enhancing their overall well-being and quality of life. Average cost: $250