National Breast Cancer Foundation marks 30 years in Frisco with awareness campaign

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The National Breast Cancer Foundation was founded in 1991 by breast cancer survivor Janelle Hail. (Courtesy National Breast Cancer Foundation)

The National Breast Cancer Foundation was founded in 1991 by breast cancer survivor Janelle Hail. (Courtesy National Breast Cancer Foundation)

The National Breast Cancer Foundation is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a campaign called RISE, which stands for Rally in Screening Everyone.

The campaign launched at the beginning of October to coincide with Breast Cancer Awareness month, the organization said in a news release. RISE aims to encourage women to get screened, an early detection measure for breast cancer.


“At the height of the pandemic, breast cancer screenings were down over 85%,” Chief Program Officer Douglas Feil said in the release. “We are focused on getting this critical message on the importance of screenings and mammograms out to every woman across the country and encourage everyone to share this reminder with all of the women in their lives.”

The foundation, which is headquartered at 7460 Warren Pkwy Ste. 150, Frisco, is seeking donations to support mammograms for women in need. Donors may choose exactly where their donation goes. 972-248-9200. www.nationalbreastcancer.org
By Brooklynn Cooper
Brooklynn Cooper covers public education in Frisco and McKinney. Previously, she reported on southern Dallas for The Dallas Morning News. The Durham, N.C. native and devoted Tar Heel fan graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2019.


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