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The Women's Breast & Heart Initiative, Florida Affiliate (WBHI) is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating women about the importance of breast health and heart health by providing breast health awareness, education, screening and referrals as an in-kind mobile neighborhood outreach to the medically underserved in an effort to eradicate breast cancer and heart disease as life threatening diseases, one household at a time.
For WBHI to carry out its mission and realize its vision, grassroots volunteer manpower is required. During each neighborhood outreach, dedicated volunteer teams stress the importance of breast health, women of each household are identified, health insurance status is verified, every home where a woman resides is given an informational package containing valuable breast heath and heart health information. Appointments are then made for women over the age of 40 that qualify for a mammogram and heart screenings through the mobile mammography van in their neighborhood.Each door-to-door campaign is performed on Saturday mornings.
For the Outreach Campaigns, volunteers meet at 8:30AM for a briefing and continental breakfast. As a group, we then go to the area to be served. The actual outreach is generally completed in approximately one hour. After the door-to-door campaign is completed, the volunteers return back to the specified location to return the results of the outreach and enjoy a light lunch. All volunteers are asked to attend a brief volunteer training. Each volunteer is provided with and asked to wear the standard WBHI shirt. Comfortable pants and shoes are encouraged. Our dedicated volunteer teams operate in teams of three and visit approximately 30 homes per team.
For more information please visit our website www.flbreasthealth.com. To ensure your organization's participation in this life saving initiative, please contact: Kassie Collins at 305.825.4081 or email@example.com.
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