Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Christal's Story

Breast cancer kills over 1,200 women each year in New York City. Christal could have been one of those women. 

But, thanks to our ScanVan, the nation’s first mobile mammography clinic, she’s alive and well. 


Christal first came to the ScanVan at the recommendation of a friend. "I was amazed at the staff’s professionalism and persistence.  They always made sure I came back for my appointments," she says. Two years later, our radio technologist spotted something on Christal's mammogram and sent her for a biopsy. She had cancer.

"It was a scary time," Christal says. "My only thought was, 'I'm dead.'" 

Our staff worked closely with Christal to ensure she had the best possible care. We recommended a breast surgeon who performed a double mastectomy and removed her cancerous lymph nodes. "I wouldn’t be here today if not for Project Renewal," she says.

Too many women aren’t as fortunate. 

By making a gift today, you will help women like Christal and many others win the fight against breast cancer.

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