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Breast Cancer Foundation CEO on importance of clearing backlog of women overdue for mammograms

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Fri, 10 Jun 2022, 12:01pm
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Breast Cancer Foundation CEO on importance of clearing backlog of women overdue for mammograms

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 10 Jun 2022, 12:01pm

The Breast Cancer Foundation Pink Ribbon Breakfast registrations are down 32 percent, representing a drop in income of roughly $600,000.

Usually held each May, the campaign has now been extended to June 17th to try and make up the shortfall, in order to ensure it's services aren't impacted.

Services that are needed more than ever.

There's a backlog of 50,000 women overdue for their mammograms due to Covid delays.

The importance of clearing the back-log has been highlighted by our colleague, Coast radio host Lorna Subritzsky.

After beating the disease six years ago, Lorna has been diagnosed with breast cancer for a second time following a mammogram that should have taken place in December.

Breast Cancer Foundation CEO Ah-leen Rayer joined Francesca Rudkin.

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