Women can freeze their eggs and get rides to mammograms for free during Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM). Lyft is offering 1,000 free rides for women to and from mammogram appointments at select Banner Health facilities in Arizona and Colorado.
Over the last 20 years, mammograms have reduced breast cancer mortality rates by nearly 40% in the U.S., but a recent study shows not enough women are getting checked.
“Early screenings are a critical component of breast cancer awareness,” said Lyft regional general manager Drena Kusari. “We hope that by providing rides, we can remove any barriers to transportation, so passengers can make early detection a priority.”
Treatments like chemotherapy can make it harder for women to get pregnant. So one fertility clinic in New York is giving breast cancer patients the opportunity to freeze their eggs in October for free.
Generation Next Fertility is choosing 25 women with breast cancer to go through a completely free egg-freezing cycle. All women diagnosed with breast cancer are also offered discounted egg freezing and storage at its facility.
Estée Lauder also launched a new campaign called #TimeToEndBreastCancer. The campaign video shows important moments during a woman’s life to demand more breast cancer research funding with hopes to save women’s lives.
Medical experts say you can lower your risk of breast cancer by eating healthy, limiting smoking and drinking, and doing self-imposed breast checks.