Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Looking for a few good volunteers

Have you been to our fabulous LBTQ Rainbow Health Fair that takes place Pride weekend?  Have you thought...'I would love to volunteer and help put on this fun peer provider event?'  Or perhaps this would be your first time attending and you want to feel a 'part of".
If so, we want and need you for our Rainbow Health Fair Committee!

There are numerous tasks that we need help with and are sure to match them with your skill set.  If you are interested, contact Ingrid at or call Ingrid 206.436.8671.
Best of health to you!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Have you had a mammogram lately? Opportunity at May 3rd Mobile Mammography Screening

The YWCA LBTQ Health, part of the Women’s Health Outreach, together with the CSPC is organizing a mobile mammogram screening on Tuesday May 3rd, 2011 between 10.00 and 4.00 pm. The 65 foot coach from Swedish Comprehensive Breast center will be there with state of the art digital mammography.  You have complete privacy and excellent one-on-one services.

We screen people 40 and over, for early detection of breast cancer, which saves lives. NO Insurance NO problem, we have a great program via the WA Breast and Cervical Health Program, which provides a pap test, physical breast exam and a mammogram.

Please contact or call Ingrid 206.436.8671 for information and/or an appointment.

Ingrid Berkhout
program manager
women’s health outreach
{p} 206.436.8671
{f}  206.436.8620
2024 3rd Ave Seattle,  WA  98121

Monday, April 11, 2011

Join the fight! Participate in a breast cancer research study!

The Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation and the Avon Foundation for Women, a global leader in breast cancer research, joined forces to launch the Love/Avon Army of Women. It is their goal to recruit one million healthy women of every age and ethnicity, including breast cancer survivors and women at high-risk for the disease, to partner with breast cancer researchers and directly participate in the research that will eradicate breast cancer once and for all.

The Army of Women is currently recruiting Black/African American women living in the United States who are newly diagnosed with breast cancer for the first time (stage I, II, or III) to participate in a study. This study will look at why there are differences in breast cancer treatment experiences between Black/African American women and White/European American women in the United States - this study is called "Protocol for Narrowing the Gap in Adjuvant Therapy," or the Gap Study.

African American women are more likely to die of breast cancer than Caucasian women, even though fewer African American women are getting breast cancer each year and screening use has improved. This difference has gotten worse over the past 20 years. This Gap Study was designed to gather the information needed to better understand the differences in breast cancer treatment experiences between Black/African American Women and White/European American Women. The researchers want to know more about how to improve the survival rates of women with breast cancer.

Participants in the Gap Study will be asked to complete a 30-40 minute telephone survey about your health related experiences and to allow your medical records to be reviewed by the doctor. If you are interested in participating in this study or know someone who might be, please visit the Army of Women website. Or, if you think you might be eligible for other studies, please take a look at other current projects.

The Army of Women is dedicated to representing all women in research so that the research results will apply to all women. They encourage all women to get involved. Breast cancer has been around for decades, but it does not have to be our future. We can be the generation that stops breast cancer once and for all by figuring out what causes this disease and how to prevent it! This is YOUR chance to be part of the research that will end breast cancer.

Excerpted from Health Access - YWCA with permission.