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  • Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center Foundation

    Bolivia, NC

  • Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center Foundation

    Winston-Salem, NC

  • Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center Foundation

    Charlotte, NC

  • Novant Health Rowan Medical Center Foundation

    Salisbury, NC

  • Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center Foundation

    Thomasville, NC

  • Novant Health New Hanover Regional Medical Center Foundation

    Wilmington, NC

By the numbers

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In support of systemwide mammography health equity long-term goals, Novant Health is taking deliberate steps to ensure that all women receive a mammogram when age or risk factors suggest, regardless of race or ethnicity.

When we analyzed the breast screening mammography data using a health equity lens, we noticed an opportunity with two of our fastest growing patient populations – our Asian and Latina patients.

We established a goal, simply stated, to increase the percentage of breast cancer screening mammograms among women of all races and ethnicities who get mammograms.

$200   provides:
1   screening mammogram

Peace of mind for a woman in our community

$10,000   provides:
33   screening mammograms
25   diagnostic procedures
58   total mammography procedures

$25,000   provides:
90   screening mammograms
44   diagnostic procedures
134   total mammography procedures

$50,000   provides:
180   screening mammograms
88   diagnostic procedures
10   clinical breast examinations

$100,000   provides:
360   screening mammograms
176   diagnostic procedures
20   clinical breast examinations

Celebrating Remarkable Stories

Join us in celebrating our breast cancer heroes and the remarkable impact made by Novant Health Foundation team members right here in our community.

Where the rubber meets the road

The Lucky Turn Around in China Grove, North Carolina, is a hot spot for motorcycle riders, family and friends. Patrons can grab an appetizer, play pool and throw darts. And the pink lemonade is extra special: Buy a glass, and the proceeds go toward providing lifesaving mammograms to women in need.

In her words

When I found a lump in my breast, I was 38 years old. I was healthy and ran between 75 and 100 miles a week.

‘It always happened to someone else’

The first time Tammy Coulter was diagnosed with cancer, she had no signs or symptoms. A routine mammogram had turned up stage 0 ductal carcinoma — a cancer she couldn’t see or touch.

Journey to a ‘Crazy Perfect Life.’

She was 42 years old at the time of her diagnosis — a successful financial adviser and a married mother of two girls, ages 11 and 14. She had the life she thought she wanted. Then, she found a lump and was thrust into a battle with stage 2 breast cancer.

An advocate for her community

Blythe Leonard is the CEO and founder of Blythe Leonard LLC and BL Maker’s Market. The Thomasville native is on a mission to help her community thrive by increasing small business ownership and community-oriented events. She’s putting that mission into action this month, spearheading The Big Pink Chair Project and Pink Day event. Both are open to the entire community and will help give the gift of a mammogram to women in need.

‘I had no choice but to beat this.’

Dr. Patricia Flowers was religious about her mammograms. She had been since she turned 32. Then, in the summer of 2014, she found a lump in her breast. Her annual mammogram was just a few weeks away, but she decided to move it up.

‘A mammogram is the gift of life’

Karen Morning Roseboro, chief officer for choice and magnet schools for Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools, is celebrating four years as a breast cancer survivor, and her journey began with her first-ever mammogram at the age of 40.

18 years ago, a mammogram saved the life of Carolyn Fuller

Carolyn is the annual fund manager at Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center Foundation. Her cancer was caught early, and Carolyn was able to receive the treatment she needed.

‘I went in for that mammogram, and I knew right away that something was up.’

Eight years ago, Susan Pfefferkorn went in for a routine mammogram at Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center. Susan was no stranger to breast cancer. She’d lost a college friend to the disease back in the 1980s, and her mother had been diagnosed post-menopause. As a result, Susan had always been proactive.

‘Knowledge is power’

Armanda O’Leary and her family know firsthand what it means to persevere through the highs and lows of personal health. They have experienced breast cancer, severe COVID-19 complications and devastating job loss. Now, they’re using their story of resilience to support essential breast healthcare for women in need through the Novant Health Foundation mammography fund.

The power of positivity

Optimism makes a huge difference in the lives of others.

Community Events

Join Novant Health Foundation team members, community partners, volunteers and supporters just like you at these events happening all around our community.

Mobile Mammograhy Unit

Hundreds of Mecklenburg County’s most vulnerable residents will be able to have life-saving mammography screenings and diagnostic services at no cost to prevent late-stage breast cancer diagnoses, thanks to our partnership with National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF).

An advocate for her community

Blythe Leonard is the CEO and founder of Blythe Leonard LLC and BL Maker’s Market. The Thomasville native is on a mission to help her community thrive by increasing small business ownership and community-oriented events. She’s putting that mission into action this month, spearheading The Big Pink Chair Project and Pink Day event. Both are open to the entire community and will help give the gift of a mammogram to women in need.

The Fifth Annual Jane Burt Williams Memorial Golf Classic

Thank you to our sponsors and golfers who raised $57,000 for behavioral health, chronic disease management, physical rehabilitation and education at the Fifth Annual Jane Burt Williams Memorial Golf Classic on Oct. 1. Your donations will improve lives in the Thomasville and Davidson County community through the Novant Health Wellness and Education Center.

The Today Show on NBC Shares Angela’s Story of Remarkable Care

Thank you to the Today Show for sharing Angela’s story and spotlighting Novant Health’s remarkable care as we kick off Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Spilt Milk’s Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Month Donut Fundraiser

In honor of breast cancer awareness month, from October 1-31st, Spilt Milk will be donating a percentage of sales of “Pink” donuts to Novant Health Foundation.

New research offers more reasons why mammography screenings are essential for breast health

For more than a year now, Americans have put regular healthcare needs on hold. While it may seem safer to skip scheduled checkups to avoid exposure to the virus, regular mammography screenings remain vitally important to reduce the risk of advanced-stage cancer.

Forsyth Plastic Surgery Cornhole Competition

Join us on Thursday, Oct. 21 from 4-7 pm for a Cornhole Competition to help raise money to provide mammograms for women in our community.

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