An Inside Look at the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade’s Impact – Focusing on Access to Care Programs

By: All for the Breast Editorial Team, September 26, 2017

Many women across the country face critical barriers to detecting their breast cancer early and gaining access to timely diagnostics and treatment – barriers that can make it much harder to fight a breast cancer diagnosis.

The Avon Breast Cancer Crusade helps ease these challenges through our Breast Health Outreach Program (BHOP) and Safety Net programs. The BHOP program has 60 partners located in 32 states that educate medically underserved communities about breast cancer prevention and risk reduction. The Safety Net program supports patient navigators in more than 30 Avon-funded hospitals across the country who make appointments for medical care, connect women to community-based services help with practical issues like transportation and housing assistance and identify opportunities to reduce the emotional and financial burdens of breast cancer treatment.

In the first part of our impact video series, we explore how these programs are enabling women to get the care they need, when they need it:

 “Finding breast cancer early is still a woman’s best defense.” – Kimberly Ray, MD, Medical Director, Avon Breast Center at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, Associate Chief of Breast Imaging, UCSF Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging

Learn more about our programs: Metastatic Program, Centers of Excellence and Research Initiatives, Support Services Programs, and Nutrition Programs.

To help the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade continue this important work across the country, donate now at