Immediate, Hands-on Assistance to Our Community
Albie Aware provides a variety of resources to the community . Preventative care to minimize breast cancer risk, and help navigate people with a cancer diagnosis to needed resources, including support groups, mental health services, doctor referrals, one –on- one peer support and educational resources.
Since our inception, Albie Aware has touched thousands of people in our local community with breast health education classes, of which hundreds received direct services from Albie Aware, including mammograms and other life saving diagnostic testing.
Local Support for Those in Need in Our Community
Every year 250,000 new cases of breast cancer are detected in the United States and the lifetime risk for women is 1 in 8. Annually 2,500 men are diagnosed with breast cancer. The greater Sacramento region will see 1,200 new cases of breast cancer every year.
REACTing to the Need in Our Community
Albie Aware was founded to fill a gap in our medical system. Paying for diagnostic breast cancer testing, Albie Aware meets a need that is not covered by other local or national organizations. Due to a variety of reasons, far too many people are uninsured or under-insured. Many people are at risk for breast cancer and are not able to afford the services of a doctor for screening and testing.
Our services include:
Albie Aware provides referrals to detect, treat and support someone dealing with a breast cancer diagnosis.
Albie Aware provides free breast health classes and participates in community health fairs educating thousands of local residents with preventative breast health information and the importance of early detection.
At our clients’ request, Albie Aware will attend their medical appointments with them to offer support and help navigate a very complex system.
Breast cancer is expensive. Many of our clients find themselves with high deductibles and other unexpected medical co-pays. Our Co-Pay assistance program offers some relief to our clients’ mounting medical bills.
Whether it’s a 3-D mammogram screening or a MRI, Albie Aware will pay for screenings and diagnostic testing for clients who are uninsured, under-insured or otherwise cannot afford the test.
- Screening mammogram
- Diagnostic mammogram
- Whole Breast Ultrasound
- PET Scan
- Breast Biopsies