Americas Amigas is a Brazilian non-profit organization
founded in 2009 with the mission of reducing the breast-cancer
mortality rates among low-income Brazilian women.
Early stage diagnosis and proper
treatment can provide up to a 95% chance of survival for breast cancer
patients. However, in Brazil, many women, especially the ones
who live in poverty, do not have access to mammogram
Americas Amigas donates mammogram
machines and exams to public and nonprofit Health Institutions that promote
early detection via services including via mammogram exams, ultrasound, and
biopsies to underprivileged women on mobile units, as well as
on two navy ships that provide mammograms to people living close
by the riverbanks (Ribeirinhas) from Amazonas and Pará. Americas Amigas
trains technicians and radiologists to ensure high quality exams. In
addition, they are constantly promoting awareness and raising
initiatives about the importance of early detection
and diagnosis to increase the probability of a cure.
Over the past 9 years, Americas
Amigas initiatives to fight Breast Cancer in Brazil
have provided access to more than
700,000 mammographies, equipped local service providers with 23
mammogram machines, provided more than 24,000 hours of training and education
to health professionals, and campaigned to spread information and
awareness about breast cancer.
Americas Amigas continued work depends on the
support of generous individuals and businesses to avoid preventable deaths.
How You Can Help
Support these efforts by donating below. Donations made to The Resource Foundation are tax deductible to the highest extent allowed by law. To learn more about Américas Amigas and how you can support its work, please call TRF at 212-675-6170.