Join Komen Charlotte for #GivingTuesdayCLT!
Giving Tuesday is an international day of giving the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. After the rush of Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, is it a day meant for giving back to your favorite charities. This year’s #GivingTuesdayCLT campaign runs from November 14-28.
Komen Charlotte has an ambitious goal during this campaign. We are aiming to raise $30,000 to provide 150 mammograms to women and men right here in our community.
Please join us in reaching our goal. You’ll be helping people like Allison*:
“I went to the Lincoln County Health Department (Komen Charlotte grantee) for a second opinion. They felt [a lump] and immediately set me up with a mammogram. I was scared…because I had no insurance. I didn’t know what I was going to do because I had seven kids at home. I couldn’t afford doctor’s bills.
“I went to my mammogram and…I did have breast cancer. Of course I was devastated and scared all at the same time. I eventually got Medicaid and began chemo treatments. My mom also decided to get a mammogram, as she’d never had one before. One day before my double mastectomy, she found out that she had breast cancer too.
“I do feel I would have never gotten a mammogram if Lincoln County Health Department and Komen Charlotte had never tried to help me. I thank them because they basically saved me and my mom’s life in the same year.”
We are excited to partner with Mecklenburg Radiology Associates for this campaign; if you are in need of a mammogram, please click here to learn more about MRA.