Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer among Japanese women — one in eleven develop the disease in their lifetime. But only 44.9% of women in Japan between the ages of 40 and 69 years old receive a mammogram each year. Compare that with the US where more than 80% of women between 50 and 69 get an annual check-up.
And bear in mind that men are vulnerable, as well.
We at RFTC Japan are convinced that education, timely screening, and early treatment save lives. Our three full-time staff members spend every working day trying to raise awareness of breast cancer in Japan — with the hope that we will see it eradicated as a life-threatening disease in our lifetime.
As our NPO struggles in the face of the global Covid-19 outbreak, we’re asking you to support us in continuing our seminars, gala events, and free quarterly publication Pink Magazine, by making a donation of any amount right now.
If you help us today, we promise we’ll keep thinking about your boobs.