We Have a Women’s Healthcare Crisis in Florida
LEAD the Promise Fund of Florida in Its Pledge to Help Women Live Better Lives
The Promise Fund: 2021 Goal = $5 Million
- Florida ranks last in the U.S. for the number of women under 65 who have insurance, magnifying their vulnerability to death from cancer due to delayed diagnosis and treatment.
- Each year an estimated 1,400 of our neighbors in Palm Beach County are confronted with a breast cancer diagnosis and another 50 learn they have cervical cancer.
- Nearly one of out of every three women diagnosed are late stage. Late stage cancers are more difficult to treat. When cancers are identified early there are more treatment options and a higher survival rate.
The Promise Fund of Florida is a non-profit organization that seeks to reduce and prevent the progression of breast and cervical cancer and save lives through early detection by utilizing the following strategies:
- Patient Navigation
- Community Awareness
- Policy Changes
The Promise Fund of Florida, which was co-founded by Nancy G. Brinker, Julie Fisher Cummings and Laurie Silvers, is developing a systemic model that can be adopted and applied to other diseases and causes in other communities across the nation. 100 percent of the funds raised for The Promise Fund of Florida remain in and directly benefit members in need in Palm Beach County.
Using 40 years of experience building the world’s most renowned breast cancer charity, Susan G. Komen Foundation, Brinker is using her deep and personal understanding of the cause to fulfill the promise she made to her sister, Suzy, in 1980 when she was fighting breast cancer that ultimately took her life at the young age of 36.
For more information on The Promise Fund of Florida or to make a donation, please visit www.promisefundofflorida.org.