To provide life-saving early detection diagnostics for men & women who could otherwise not afford them.
Located in central Kansas, Ride For The Ribbon is an upcoming poker run & benefit in September of 2011 to raise funds to help women AND men afford mammograms or other life-saving diagnostics & to raise awareness for Breast Cancer.
Although our first run is planned for Kansas, that doesn't mean things can't change & we can't raise awareness enough to make this a NATIONWIDE event!!!
Even if you don't ride, cars are welcome & your support is greatly needed!!!
In 2010, there were 207,090 new cases of cancer among women and 1, 970 among men. 39, 840 women and 390 men died from breast cancer (source: National Cancer Institute). It is our goal to raise awareness for breast cancer for not only women, but men as well.
Each year, more than 11,000 women under the age of 40 are diagnosed with breast cancer and early detection with mammography means early treatment and higher rates of success.
Mammograms can cost between $100 and $300 and many women cannot afford even the discounted cost for these life saving diagnostics even during October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Our goal for this year's benefit and poker run is $25,000 to help those who would otherwise not be able to afford these diagnostic procedures.
Although we prefer tomography as a diagnostic tool for detecting breast cancer, the reality is that it is not readily available or affordable to the general population. Stronger and more diligent advocacy for this type of diagnostics is severely needed to assure that all women and men have the opportunity to have this made available. At present though, mammography is the most available, affordable, and reliable means of early detection of breast cancer that the general populace will find.
Please join us and help us inform, educate, detect, and treat SUCCESSFULLY!!!
Our first Ride for the Ribbon poker run and benefit on Saturday, September 17, 2011 will be dedicated to the life, honor, and memory of Frank (Francis)William Mrozek Jr. who lost his brave struggle against breast cancer. 12/12/1946 - 10/04/2010. Best friend, soul mate, husband, and the love of her life of my dear friend Bonnie Jean Masten-Mrozek. ♥
For more information on how you can help, please email us at [email protected]
You may also donate via PayPal by using the email address [email protected]
1. We believe everyone has the right to preventative healthcare, regardless of their income or insurance status.
2. Breast Cancer does not care who, what, or where you are. Neither should preventative procedures & treatment.