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If the inability to pay prevents you or someone you know from seeking breast-care and gynecological services, the Especially for You® Fund may be lifesaving.
Since October 1991, as a result of the annual Especially for You Race Against Breast Cancer, free mammograms and other breast-care and gynecological services have been provided to area individuals in need.
Learn more about the services covered by The Especially for You fund.
Need a mammogram or gynecological cancer screening? Concerned about the cost? Apply for help with our Especially for You Fund, or call (319) 221-8889.
Let your faith be bigger than your fear. That was one of Carol Thomas’ favorite mantras as she journeyed through a battle with triple negative breast cancer in 2019. Carol says she’s thankful for all the help she received along the way, including assistance from the Especially for You fund. The fund helped pay for Carol’s breast cancer screenings and diagnostic tests as well as a wig and hat.
“One of the things that weighed on my mind most was not knowing how much this was all going to cost. Once I qualified for the EFY fund, it took a lot of stress off the process,” Carol said.
Her mother, grandmother and great grandmother all had breast cancer. What Abby didn't expect was that her family history would catch up with her so quickly. She was diagnosed at the age of 30. Read her story on page 23 (PDF).
"I didn't think I would qualify since I had a job, but I did and I'm so glad," Terrie said. "I had high-deductible insurance and there were so many bills coming in after my diagnosis. The fund helped me so much and I'm really grateful."