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post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 
The Breast Cancer site is having trouble getting enough people to visit it in order to meet their quota of donating free mammograms each day to underprivileged women.

It takes less than a minute to go to their site & click on "donating a mammogram" (pink window in the middle). Their corporate sponsors donate mammograms based upon the number of daily visits to the site.

Here's the website URL.
Please, pass it along to all of your friends:
thanks. http://www.thebreastcancersite.com
post #2 of 17
My mom died of breast cancer, so this cause is near and dear to my heart. I just went and did it.

Does it count if we do it muliple times?
post #3 of 17
Count me in for a click or two as well, very good cause. I added it to my favorites list so I can go there every morning first thing. Thanks Cleo for making us aware of this
post #4 of 17
Thread Starter 
My mom also had breast cancer, and underwent a radical double mastectomy about 3 years ago. She's doing well now, but without her routine mammogram...who knows what may have happened?

Thanks for helping!

(also, I'm truly sorry for your losses)
post #5 of 17
I have this site bookmarked; what an easy way to help out!
Thanks for posting it. I think you can only do it once a day that counts. There are tabs to help hunger and the rainforest at the top.

Not to edge in on your thread, but I want to share this site:
It sounds like a lot of you have personal cancer history in your families, this is a great way to do something for people of all ages with cancer. I joined and gotta say, it is awesome!
post #6 of 17
Don't ask me how it works, but consider it done, Cleo.
post #7 of 17
There's also a link that has race to save women from or with breast cancer. It's one of my favorite sites. It encompasses, Breast Cancer, Rainforests, Pandas, and Big Cats...it's a huge site and incredibly interactive for the members. Care2

I've taken the link and bookmarked it Cleo and Ali's too...it only takes a second to click on something like that...it's amazing how each of us can help just by a click of a mouse!

post #8 of 17
I knew a young woman - under 35 - who died just before Christmas of breast cancer, leaving her baby daughter and husband. Very tragic, and so treatable if caught early enough. I clicked too. (Actually, they're on my nav bar and I go there pretty frequently.)
post #9 of 17
I also clicked away!
post #10 of 17
I clicked on it too! I'm for any good cause.
post #11 of 17
Consider it done! What a great cause!
post #12 of 17
This link is related, so I thought I'd post it here.


The petition supports legislation for Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act which will require insurance companies to cover a minimum 48-hour hospital stay for patients undergoing a mastectomy. It's about eliminating the "drive-through mastectomy" where women are forced to go home hours after surgery against the wishes of their doctor, still groggy from anesthesia and sometimes with drainage tubes
still attached. Lifetime Television has put this bill on their web
page with a petition drive to show your support.
post #13 of 17

I'm sorry, but that's unbelievable! Who knows more about proper patient care, the doctor or an accountant?

There is absolutely NO reason to send a person home who has not fully completed their post-operative recovery time! This is what happens to women's medicine in the hands of bean-counters! Rise up, ladies and sympathetic men! You know they wouldn't send a man home against doctors orders! Hey, men get breast cancer too you know!

Note: This is not intended to slam any particular man, but rather the patriarchal system that has ruled the medical and business establishments for so long. It is natural for any group that has held authority in an area to shape it to their own concerns and gloss over those of other groups. Medicine and business have become male-dominated in their leadership and reflect upper and middle class white men's interests. Those of us who do not fall into that category need to make an effort to get our voices heard. It's better than it was, but funding for "ethnic" diseases (sickle cell anemia, Tay Sachs) and "women's" diseases (breast cancer, ob/gyn issues) lags far behind funding for things the doctors themselves are likely to suffer. So speak up and let them know we ALL deserve appropriate medical care!
post #14 of 17
I've clicked away! I wonder how these sites work? I guess the more hits they get, the happier the sponsors and advertisers are and its they who fund the mammograms?
I can't believe they're not free down there; that's one thing about our medical system up here, it may be in serious financial distress and the hopsitals overcrowded, but there's a national mammography screening programme and the service is free.
post #15 of 17
From what I understand, the advertisers pay for eyeballs, so every time we click and it registers, they pay a certain amount of money. Plus, they probably pay again for people who click through to their site, and lots of times a percentage of any purchase goes to the charity. They get to write it off as a donation.
post #16 of 17
Thread Starter 
Here are the stats from the last 3 weeks, when the new ones are up I'll post them too. Lets see if we're making a difference?
I've clicked every day since I heard about this, 5 times in 7 days, and visited 6 sponsors.

I hate to sound preachy or bossy, but I think this is important to all of us. Us women because we are at risk, and our families because if we fall victim to breast cancer, they are affected too.
The tables below show the daily, monthly and yearly results from clicking on the "Fund Free Mammograms" button. Funding to provide an additional 304 mammograms was generated by visitors who:

Made purchases through the Thank You page sponsor tiles
Registered to receive The Breast Cancer Site newsletter
Purchased The Breast Cancer Site merchandise
Shopped in The Breast Cancer Site shopping village at over 100 leading merchants

Date Clicks Sponsors
for Day # of Mammograms
Jan.22 101,077 8 2.5
Jan.21 92,310 8 2.3
Jan.20 49,602 8 1.2
Jan.19 45,608 8 1.1
Jan.18 81,961 8 2.1
Jan.17 91,219 8 2.3
Jan.16 99,553 8 2.5
Jan.15 91,177 8 2.3
Jan.14 97,888 8 2.5
Jan.13 46,703 8 1.2
Jan.12 42,237 8 1.1
Jan.11 74,747 8 1.9
Jan.10 87,444 8 2.2
Jan.09 94,884 8 2.4
Jan.08 84,596 8 2.1
Jan.07 93,655 8 2.3

I think we can do better.
post #17 of 17
The sad reality and another problem is that underpriviledged women rarely take themselves in for the appropriate screenings.

I see this type of thing all the time at school, with kids who aren't taken to the doctor when needed. Neglecting routine care often results in conditions being worse than they had to be.
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