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The Breast Cancer Site (Click to Donate Free Mammograms)

Netlore Archive: Clicking on sponsors' ads at the Breast Cancer Site provides funding for free mammograms for low-income women.

Description: Forwarded email
Circulating since: 2001
Status: Mostly true

Email text contributed by A. Tullo, Oct. 7, 2003:

Subject: Free Mammograms

Please Help...

Please tell ten friends to tell ten friends to tell ten friends today! The Breast Cancer site is having trouble getting enough people to click on it daily to meet their quota of donating at least one free mammogram a day to an underprivileged woman. It takes less than a minute to go to their site and click on "donating a mammogram" for free (pink window in the middle). This doesn't cost you a thing. Their corporate sponsors/advertisers use the number of daily visits to donate mammogram in exchange for advertising.

Here's the web site! Pass it along to people you know.



Analysis: Except for the part where it says, "The Breast Cancer Site is having trouble getting enough people to click on it daily," this dated email flier (circulating since 2001) remains basically true. In 2002 alone, the website and its advertisers funded a total of 1,624 free mammograms for underprivileged women, thanks to the daily clicks of visitors.

The Breast Cancer Site has been reviewed by health advocacy groups and various media outlets, and recommended by sources like Ms. Magazine. It's worth a visit.

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Sources and further reading:

About the Breast Cancer Site
Information about the site, its backers, supporters and owners

About.com: Breast Cancer
Breast cancer information, support and community

Last updated: 10/17/03

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