Early detection is key when it comes to fighting breast cancer, and next week, the Secret Sisters Society is asking for help to make mammograms available to more women.
The organization helps women who cannot afford mammograms get their check-ups. Money is donated by members and through fundraising events.
St. Joseph Regional Medical Center’s Chief Development Officer, Ann Rathburn-Lacopo, says at least 1,000 women attend the Secret Sisters Society Luncheon each year, and this year will be no different, thanks in part to honorary event chair Paqui Kelly. Kelly is a two-time breast cancer survivor.
“She’s a very special lady,” event chair KathyAnn Reinhardt says. “I met her a couple of years ago when I was going through breast cancer, and it was like meeting a sister.”
The event begins at noon on Wednesday, September 11 at the Century Center. Tickets are still available for $35 per person.