Seattle, WA, October 08, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Visitors to The Breast Cancer Site (www.thebreastcancersite.com) can now help underinsured patients pay for their cancer medications. Through the site’s new Gift That Gives More™, visitors can donate to the Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation, funding a day’s or a week’s worth of breast cancer medication.
Like other Gifts That Give More available from The Breast Cancer Site, 100% of the donation will go to the charity and the Gift is tax-deductible in the United States. The “Help a Woman During Breast Cancer Treatment” Gift is available in three different donation levels: $21 pays for a day of breast cancer medication, $48 pays for a week of anemia medication (to prevent a common side-effect of chemotherapy), and $144 pays for a week of breast cancer medication.
The Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation is an independent non-profit established in 2004. PAN assists the underinsured in accessing health care treatments throughout all 50 states and three U.S. territories.
More on the Breast Cancer Site (www.thebreastcancersite.com)
Launched in October 2000, The Breast Cancer Site provides funding for the National Breast Cancer Foundation’s free mammogram program and for breast cancer research through three important channels: the company’s innovative Click to Give™ program, direct donations through such site programs as Gifts That Give More™, and contributions paid for by items sold through the Breast Cancer Site’s store.
Every month, millions of visitors click on The Breast Cancer Site’s big pink button, helping to raise money for free mammograms for women in need. Throughout 2008, the site has raised funding for more than 200 free mammograms each month. The Breast Cancer Site records its highest traffic in October during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
“We appreciate the support of our loyal visitors and hope that others will join them this month and every month,” said Tim Kunin, CEO of GreaterGood Networks which operates The Breast Cancer Site. “It only takes a second to click and can make an enormous difference in a person’s life. Early detection is key to the successful treatment of breast cancer.”
The Click to Give™ program allows visitors to the Beast Cancer Site to provide funding for free mammograms by simply clicking on the pink button located at the top of the homepage (www.thebreastcancersite.com). Each Click to Give™ on the site’s homepage is paid for by advertisers and 100% of this ad revenue goes directly to support the work of the charities listed on the site.
In 2007, the Click to Give™ program funded more than 3,801 free mammograms—visitors to the site paid nothing to participate in the program. The totals of the 2008 Click to Give program are posted on the Breast Cancer Site’s results page and are updated daily.
Further funding for free mammograms and other breast cancer projects come from the sale of items such as Pink Ribbon clothing and jewelry at The Breast Cancer Site’s Pink Ribbon Store. . Purchases from The Breast Cancer Site store in 2007 funded an additional 3,349 mammograms for women in need.
In total, working with its charity partner the National Breast Cancer Foundation, the site provided funding for 7,151 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 has supported the Mayo Clinic's research into a cure through the site’s Gifts That Give More™ program. This October, a $75,000 gift was made for the second year in a row to Mayo to pay for a researcher’s salary for a year.
The Breast Cancer Site is part of the GreaterGood Network of websites. To learn more, visit www.thebreastcancersite.com or www.greatergood.org.