Joanie’s Promise is that ALL women will have access to the Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center (JACBCC) at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital. The breast cancer mortality rate in the Mahoning Valley is among the highest in the nation. 100% of your donation goes directly to the Mercy Health Foundation Mahoning Valley to support the JACBCC.
Thanks to those that have supported Panerathon throughout the years, we have been able to expand the reach of the JACBCC with a state of the art 3D Mobile Mammography Unit that visits approximately 28 remote sites every month in order to offer mammography services to anyone who may have difficulty visiting the center. In addition to these services, Joanie’s Promise supports a community educator who is dedicated to spreading the word about Joanie’s Promise and educating the community about the importance of breast cancer screenings and prevention.
Since it opened in 2011, the JACBCC has performed more than 100,000 exams and helped thousands of women get the preventive screenings and care they need. This state-of-the-art facility, along with services like the Joanie on the Go 3D mobile mammography vehicle that has already provided more than 5,000 exams, would not exist without the funds raised through Panerathon and without your generous support! In short, by supporting Panerathon you have helped to save lives. For that, we thank you!
Joanie’s Promise will ensure that every woman in the Mahoning Valley is aware of, able to get to and is welcome at the JACBCC. Those who contribute to Panerathon will be saving lives!