Join us on Giving Tuesday, December 2nd
Together, we can make a difference in women’s health!
Bienvenidos Community Health Center sees approximately 350 women each month, primarily low-income Latinas who haven’t had good access to health care before coming to our clinic. In California, Latinas are the least likely to access recommended cancer screening (Pap test). Ten percent have never had the test in their lives. Cervical cancer is the second-most common form of cancer among women worldwide.
Colposcopy is a procedure where the doctor, using a special instrument called a colposcope, can diagnose abnormal Pap tests and get women the treatment they need for cancer and other health issues.
Bienvenidos Community Health Center currently borrows a machine on an as-needed basis. A new machine costs $8,716.96. This machine will increase early detection of these diseases, and help save the lives of our patients.
What is Giving Tuesday?
We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have Giving Tuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. We hope you will join Bienvenidos in this global day of giving.
Giving Tuesday was founded in 2012 by New York’s 92nd Street Y in partnership with the United Nations Foundation. Together, with a team of influencers and founding partners, we launched a global movement that has engaged over 10,000 organizations worldwide.