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Annual Fund Campaign for 2018

Release Date: 10/03/2017

This year's SVH annual fund is dedicated to raising funds to support the purchase of technology that will enable us to detect breast cancer very early. Together with philanthropic efforts throughout the upcoming year, the annual fund will help us meet our goal of raising $375,000 for a new mammography unit.
 
Why is this so important for our communities and potentially to you and those you love? According to a recent issue of U.S. Breast Cancer Statistics, on one in eight U.S. women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. A man's lifetime risk of breast cancer is about one in 1,000. Maine has one of the highest cancer rates in the nation, with about 1,170 new cases of breast cancer diagnosed every year.
 
Whether a loved one has been diagnosed or you have faced the disease yourself, we know that breast cancer has impacted many people. Sebasticook Valley Health is proud to partner with you as we bring lifesaving advances in technology to our patients.
 
Please join us in the fight against breast cancer by making a contribution to the SVH annual fund. Your gift will help us reach our goal, ensuring that patients in our communities have access to the care they need, close to home.
 
Please feel free to call (207)487-4024 to learn more about our campaign progress, diagnostic equipment, or to schedule a tour of our facility.