Proceeds Raised from Purposely Pink event
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (February 19, 2019) – Olivier Salon recently donated $7,500 to the Partners in Breast Health program at Holy Cross Hospital to support screening mammograms for women in financial need.
Like so many, salon owner Olivier Manoury has personally been touched by cancer. He was encouraged by customer Ellen Feiler to choose nearby Holy Cross Hospital as the beneficiary of his salon's Breast Cancer Awareness fundraising campaign. He transformed his salon at 2410 North Federal Highway in Fort Lauderdale into a hub for Breast Cancer support, raising $7500 through a variety of sales and events.
"We want to help women who need help," Manoury said. "We want to help women have fun, to enjoy life."
Since 2011, Holy Cross Hospital's Partners in Breast Health (PIBH) program has provided outreach education, clinical breast exams, screening mammograms and diagnostic procedures to uninsured, lower income and minority women age 40 and older who lack access to healthcare services. The program also offers services to uninsured symptomatic women who are younger than 40. Studies show that African American and Hispanic women - when compared to the overall population - are more likely to die from breast cancer due to late stage diagnoses and lack of screenings. Partners in Breast Health is dedicated to facilitating access to breast health care for women who do not have other resources.
Since its inception, the program has served over 3,000 women, and nearly 50 percent of patients diagnosed with breast cancer have been under the age of 50, which exceeds national statistical data. PIBH aims to reduce late stage breast cancer diagnosis, decrease death in minority populations and provide screening mammograms each year to uninsured individuals living at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level.
“We’re extremely grateful for the outpouring of support from Olivier Salon and the community," said Scott Ford, Holy Cross Vice President for Development and Marketing.
Partners in Breast Health clients receive screenings and diagnostics at the Holy Cross Dorothy Mangurian Comprehensive Women's Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL and at the Holy Cross Urgent Care and Imaging Center in east Boca Raton.
To learn more about the Partners in Breast Health Program, call 954-294-0582.
Pictured left to right: Ellen Feiler, Corrine Kelley, Kim Saiswick, Amy Corderman, Terri Coleman and Olivier Manoury.