Check Your Boobies!

 TETWP bras “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself. So the only thing to really be afraid of is if you don’t go get your mammograms.” – Cynthia Nixon What is a mammogram? A mammogram is a specific type of breast exam used to aid in the early detection and diagnosis of breast diseases in women. This quick medical exam uses a noninvasive X-ray targeted to each breast, producing pictures that your doctor can use to identify and treat any abnormal areas, possibly indicating the presence of cancer. Mammogram MachineMammogram Facts:

  • Mammography has helped reduce breast cancer mortality in the U.S. by nearly one-third since 1990
  • The ten-year risk for breast cancer in a 40 year old woman is 1 in 69
  • 1 in 6 breast cancers occur in women aged 40-49
  • Of all the years of life saved by mammography, 40% are for women in their 40s
  • Three-quarters of women diagnosed with breast cancer have no family history of the disease and are not considered high risk
  • Even for women 50+, skipping a mammogram every other year would miss up to 30% of cancers

For every 1,000 women who have a screening mammogram:

  • 100 are recalled for more mammography
  • 20 are recommended for a needle biopsy
  • 5 are diagnosed with breast cancer

Why are Mammograms Important? Annual mammograms can detect cancer early — when it is most treatable. In fact, mammograms show changes in the breast up to two years before a patient or physician can feel them. Mammograms can also prevent the need for extensive treatment for advanced cancers and improve chances of breast conservation. Current guidelines from the American College of Radiology, the American Cancer Society, and the Society for Breast Imaging recommend that women receive annual mammograms starting at age 40 — even if they have no symptoms or family history of breast cancer.

Together We Are Tough Enough

Get Your Stickers Today!  Gunnison Valley – Together We Are Tough Enough Stickers have been distributed throughout the community. Read more…

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Covid Tough Together Merch

If you LOVE the Gunnison Valley – Together We Are Tough Enough Sticker, we are having buffs AND sweatpants made with the logos!

You can click the image above to purchase these items. Pat’s Screen Printing can mail these items to you or you can pick them up after ordering right outside of their shop on Main Street in Gunnison.

$2 of every buff sold and $8 of every pair of sweatpants sold will go to the Gunnison Tough COVID19 Response Fund allowing TETWP to purchase MORE gift certificates from local businesses to be given to our frontline workers!

DONATIONS

If you would like to donate to the Gunnison Tough COVID19 TETWP Response and have MORE local businesses supported through this initiative, visit our donate page or mail a check to PO BOX 1203, Gunnison, CO 81230 (please note Gunnison Tough Fund).

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Partners

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Shop at Amazon Smile. Designate Cattlemens Days Inc. as your charity and .5% of your purchases are donated to promote community activities within Gunnison County, including the rodeo, parade, dances, breast cancer awareness, and funding breast cancer support programs.