Seattle, WA, August 25, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Women’s healthcare remains drastically underfunded in the more remote areas of the world. Basic life-saving examinations for the early detection of cancer are often out of the financial reach of women in developing nations.
Recognizing this need, The Breast Cancer Site recently created a Gift That Gives More™ for the Remote Area Medical Volunteer Corps (RAM) to help Amerindian women in rural villages in Guyana. This South American country currently has the third highest rate of death from cervical cancer in the Western Hemisphere even though cervical cancer is preventable through screening. The Gifts That Give More™ program allows visitors to The Breast Cancer Site to make a direct donation to a specific charity or program. With their full-color downloadable certificate of acknowledgment, Gifts That Give More™ make a meaningful waste-free gift.
Each $58 “Women’s Exams in Remote Guyana” Gift represents a direct donation to RAM’s ongoing efforts in remote Guyana villages to screen for cervical cancer, remove pre-cancerous lesions, and perform hysterectomies when necessary.
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Traveling by jeep, plane and ox cart, and soon on foot, by canoe, and by parachute, RAM volunteers are bringing First World medicine into remote, rural areas of the developing world.
To make the cervical cancer program sustainable in Guyana, RAM volunteers are also working with the Ministry of Health and with medical staff at Georgetown Public Hospital to develop Guyana’s national cervical cancer screening protocol.
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Launched in October 2000, The Breast Cancer Site provides funding for free mammograms for women in need, for breast cancer research, and related issues. The Breast Cancer Site is part of the GreaterGood Network of websites.
In 2007, The Breast Cancer Site’s Click to Give program funded nearly 4,000 free mammograms for women in need. Purchases from The Breast Cancer Site store in 2007 funded an additional 3,349 mammograms. In total, working with its charity partner the National Breast Cancer Foundation, the site provided funding for more than 7,000 mammograms for low-income, uninsured, and working poor women throughout the United States and Puerto Rico last year.
In recent years, The Breast Cancer Site also has worked with organizations like the Mayo Clinic to fund research for a cure through the site’s Gifts That Give More™ program. The Breast Cancer Site Endowed Fund for Breast Cancer Research underwrites the salary of a breast cancer researcher at the Mayo Clinic. The Breast Cancer Site continues to work on other endowments to help find a cure for this deadly disease.
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The GreaterGood Network of Click to Give websites include: The Animal Rescue Site (theanimalrescuesite.com), The Breast Cancer Site (thebreastcancersite.com), The Child Health Site (thechildhealthsite.com), The Hunger Site (thehungersite.com), The Literacy Site (theliteracysite.com), and The Rainforest Site (therainforestsite.com). Approximately 4 million unique visitors view these websites each month.