YCSO’s No Shave Marketing campaign Leads to $2500 Donation to YRMC’s BreastCare Middle | Sedona.Biz
Prescott AZ (October 15, 2020) – Typically, the November No Shave campaign is used by public safety agencies across the country to raise money for local charities. In recent years, Sheriff Mascher has allowed the No Shave campaign for several months towards the end of each year. This allows staff in the sheriff’s office to shave longer while increasing donations to charity.
This year, on behalf of the YCSO staff, staff were delighted to select the Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) Foundation, representing the YRMC BreastCare Center, for $ 2,500. This amount corresponds to one month of employee contributions, with the timing of donations coordinated in October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
On October 13, 2020, YRMC staff were present to receive the check from Sheriff Mascher.
The YRMC BreastCare Center is located on the east campus of the hospital in the Prescott Valley. In addition to providing mammography services to uninsured and underinsured members of the community, the funds raised will support the YRMC BreastCare Center, which provides essential health support with food, transportation, wigs, and cleaning services to financially vulnerable patients undergoing treatment. The time during recovery from breast cancer treatment is the time when patients are most vulnerable and needs are great.
The YRMC BreastCare Center’s multidisciplinary team of doctors, nurses, imaging professionals, and volunteers continues to lead the way in providing comprehensive and coordinated breast care in a compassionate and supportive environment.
For more information on the BreastCare Center, click this link: https://www.yrmc.org/services/breastcare-center?csrt=17030130243167191469
Please Note: Some Breast Cancer Facts and Statistics for Consideration –
- 1 in 8 women in the US will be diagnosed with breast cancer.
- Yavapai County has historically had the highest breast cancer diagnosis rate than any other Arizona county.
- Mammograms can help reduce the number of deaths from breast cancer by 30-40% in women between 40 and 70.
- Previously, the reported breast cancer mortality rate in Yavapai County in 2008 was 24.5 per 100,000 population, compared to 20.8 per 100,000 in Arizona. A recent analysis by the National Institute of Health and the National Cancer Institute found a rate of 21.0 per 100,000 population, a significant improvement over the previous period.