Breast Cancer Awareness/Free Mammograms
Saint Francis participates in several activities to raise breast cancer awareness and provide free mammograms in Cape Girardeau. You can join us in raising awareness through participating in Pink Up Cape and Dig For Life.
Pink Up Cape
Saint Francis Medical Center launched Pink Up Cape in 2010 to raise awareness of breast cancer in southeast Missouri. Our fundraiser, which runs concurrently Breast Cancer Awareness month every October, encourages Cape Girardeau residents to “pink up” their homes and businesses in support of the cause. Proceeds benefit Dig for Life.
Dig for Life
Southeast Missouri State University women’s volleyball coach Cindy Gannon founded Dig for Life in 2000 after breast cancer claimed her mother’s life. Dig for Life is a series of fundraisers that educate women in the region about the importance of early breast cancer detection though regular mammography screenings. Sponsored by Saint Francis, Southeast Missouri State University and private donors, Dig for Life provides more than 400 free mammograms each year to Cape Girardeau women who otherwise would not receive this important screening.
Each $100 raised provides a free mammogram for a Cape Girardeau woman who cannot afford this important screening. For more information, call 573-331-5209.