Komen Austin Race for the Cure November 4th

By Contributor – October 25, 2012

We here at Austin Fit Magazine are in the process of gearing up for this year's Austin Race for the Cure on November 4th. While we're excited to lace up our shoes and get our run on, we haven't lost sight of WHY we race. The Austin Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® provides so many individuals in our community with breast health services and support that the majority of them would not normally have access to. AFM is excited to give back and work toward finding a cure that can do away with breast cancer once and for all, join us by registering here. See you all November 4th!

Did you know the Austin Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® provides FREE breast health services, including mammograms and breast cancer treatment, to uninsured women (and men!) of the Austin area? Thanks to donations made during the Austin Race for the Cure, and other local events throughout the year, they are able to do so. Through grants to local health care providers, these local health care organizations provide services such as; breast health education, clinical breast exams, mammograms, diagnostic services, treatment support, patient navigation, transportation to and from appointments, emergency financial assistance, and household assistance.

Check out some of the locations/services offered below:
 

Travis County:

* ALLIANCE FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN HEALTH IN CENTRAL TEXAS, 512.494.0645 ask for Marva Overton.
* FAMILY WELLNESS CENTER, 512.232.3900, ask for Ruperta Chavez.
* PLANNED PARENTHOOD (for women of any age), North clinic location: 512.331.1288; South clinic location: 512-276-8000; Downtown clinic location: 512.477.5846.
* SAMARITAN HEALTH MINISTRIES, 512.331.5828, ask for Erika Pratt.
 

Bastrop County:

* COMMUNITY ACTION, 512.393.4764, ask for Keri Worthy.
 

Caldwell County:

* COMMUNITY ACTION, 512.393.4764, ask for Keri Worthy.
 

Hays County:

* COMMUNITY ACTION, 512.392.1161 X 322, ask for Lydia Perez.
* COMMUNICARE HEALTH CENTER, San Marcos: 512.392.1718; Kyle: 512.268.8920.
 

Williamson County:

* COMMUNITY ACTION, 512.930.3281 , ask for Ana Sierra.
* SAMARITAN HEALTH MINISTRIES, 512.331.5828, ask for Erika Pratt.
 

All Counties:

* WINGS, provides comprehensive, no cost breast cancer treatment, COBRA assistance, and navigation services, contact Terri Bronocco Jones or Alice Blanquiz at 210.946.9464
  Young Women – (18-39) with any breast health concerns:
* Family Wellness Center: 512.232.3900, ask for Ruperta Chavez.
* CommuniCare Health Centers in Kyle (512.268.8920) or San Marcos(512.392.1718).
* Planned Parenthood: North clinic: 512.331.1288; South clinic: 512-276-8000; Downtown clinic location: 512.477.5846.
 

Additional Assistance

* Help with house cleaning, grocery shopping, and/or personal care in Travis, Williamson, Bastrop and Hays counties contact HAND (Helping the Aging, Needy and Disabled); Eloise         Morgan at 512.477.3796 or by email at eloise@handaustin.org.
* Transportation for women to ensure follow through on treatment and doctors appointments
* COMMUNITY ACTION: contact Claudia Cantu 512.392.1161 or ccantu@communityaction.com.
* FAMILY WELLNESS CENTER: 512.232.3900, ask for Ruperta Chavez.
* Patient navigation and support groups
* Breast Cancer Resource Centers of Texas, 512.544.0900, info@bcrc.org.
* COMMUNITY ACTION: 512.392.1161, Lydia Perez, lperez@communityaction.com.

 
 

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