Barbells for Boobs Partners With CancerCare® to Launch Breast Cancer Support Line
New York, NY (October 11, 2018) - In an effort to help individuals gain access to breast health services, Barbells for Boobs and CancerCare®, the leading national cancer support organization, have officially launched the Barbells for Boobs NYC Breast Health Support Line. This new breast health support line is the first responder to individuals with breast health concerns in the five boroughs of New York City.
“Everyone has a right to know if they are living with breast cancer,” says Zionna Hanson, CEO of Barbells for Boobs, a nonprofit with a mission to empower fitness communities to take action in breast cancer through education, community and giving. “In many states, there are laws and restrictions that prevent women from getting the free breast cancer screenings they need. We are dedicated to helping them overcome these barriers.”
The support line will direct individuals to services and screenings regardless of age, gender, income and insurance status. Those seeking assistance can call the Barbells for Boobs NYC Breast Health Support Line at 855-BFB-2DAY (855-232-2329) from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, to access local resources and navigation for:
- Early detection
- Breast screenings
- Breast diagnostic services
“For nearly 75 years, CancerCare has provided free support services to cancer patients and we are excited to expand our services through this partnership,” said Patricia J. Goldsmith, CEO of CancerCare. “This new partnership will help individuals in New York City gain access to life-saving screenings.”
About Barbells for Boobs
Barbells for Boobs is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the standard of care in breast health and quality of life post diagnosis through fitness. Barbells for Boobs is committed to serving the community as a proactive voice, a resources for early detection services and support post diagnosis with an emphasis on fitness and wellness for anyone affected.
Founded in 1944, CancerCare is the leading national organization providing free, professional support services and information to help people manage the emotional, practical and financial challenges of cancer. Our comprehensive services include counseling and support groups over the phone, online and in-person, educational workshops, publications and financial and co-payment assistance. All CancerCare services are provided by oncology social workers and world-leading cancer experts.