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Beating The Odds!

I have had FIVE very aggressive cancers, one starting at 18 years of age, to currently fighting skin cancer. I started this cancer journey in 1975, six months away from graduating high school when a shadow (tumor) was noticed by a radiologist for my chest pre-op for a tonsillectomy...

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Some insurance companies do not cover the drugs that are prescribed by doctors to save breast cancer patients’ lives. Low-income and underinsured women are forced to choose between surviving cancer and financial survival. Help women fighting breast cancer access the medications they need.

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Clean Childbirth Kits

For women in poverty-stricken areas of the world where sterile, reliable medical equipment is unavailable, clean childbirth equipment can literally mean the difference between life and death. Your donation provides three birth and maternity kits for mothers-to-be in Haiti, Rwanda, Malawi, or Lesotho.

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As new drugs show promise in preventing breast cancer, women who should be taking these medications may be reluctant if costs are too high. This is also true for pharmaceuticals prescribed as part of breast cancer treatment regimens. The "Helping Hands Fund" at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center helps patients whose medication costs, for prevention or treatment, exceed their ability to pay. Donations through this Gift That Gives More™ will make a difference. Thank you!

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