We Have a Women’s Healthcare Crisis in Florida
LEAD the Promise Fund in Its Pledge to Help Women Live Better Lives
The Promise Fund: 2021 Goal = $5 Million
- Florida is 49th out of 50 in the government resources available for healthcare.
More than 880,000 women live in our community.
- For example, 1,500 women each year are diagnosed with breast cancer, 1/3 are already at late stage.
Due to this, we lose nearly 300 women a year in our community to breast cancer alone.
The Promise Fund is a donor-advised fund housed at the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties. This fund will provide ongoing resources to help women and their families face breast and cervical cancer. Grants from this fund will support Palm Beach/Martin County agencies providing education and training, early detection and treatment, patient-care navigators, quality care, and other services for those who need additional support to combat these diseases. It will provide critical funds to community partners addressing the critical needs of low resource women.
Event fundraising supports outreach and education work year to year. Donors who desire lasting impact can direct gifts to the Promise Fund, which will invest in multi-year programs to achieve sustained impact and fulfill the mission of significantly reducing the death rates of breast and cervical cancers.
REDUCING DEATHS MEANS OVERCOMING BARRIERS TO HEALTHCARE
NO ONE SHOULD FACE THESE DISEASES ALONE. We are here to
reduce barriers so more women can receive care and live.
We assist AT-RISK POPULATIONS, and we help women navigate the
complex network of support and providers that are available to them.
JOIN AS A FOUNDING MEMBER OF THE PROMISE FUND
Your gift can honor your mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, friend or loved one through a naming opportunity.
$100,000 will support a COMMUNITY-BASED NAVIGATOR to improve access to treatment for women who have cancer.
$50,000 will support a culturally competent follow up as part of our HEALTH EQUALITY INITIATIVE along with a training program to educate diverse populations on importance of early detection and living a healthy lifestyle.
$25,000 funds public policy work as part of the HEALTH EQUALITY INITIATIVE.
$18,000 funds screening, testing and treatment for 3 women providing HEALTH SAFETY NET services for patients in asset limited households, as well as those without health insurance.
$10,000 funds 100 mobile mammograms – and this procedure is often the entry to primary care which REDUCES BARRIERS to treatment.
*To donate to The Promise Fund, make checks payable to the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties and write “The Promise Fund” on the check’s memo line. Our mailing address is 340 Ponciana Way Suite 328, PO Box 933, Palm Beach FL 33480. For more information, contact Ellen Andel at (561) 846-0808. Gifts can also be made online using the donation form at the foundation’s website https://www.yourcommunityfoundation.org/thepromisefund.