The Safe Circle is an educational outreach program of the Linda Creed Breast Cancer Foundation. Volunteers are trained to deliver the Safe Circle program to women at church- and community-based organizations, educational facilities, work sites and small groups.
The program provides breast health information, screenings and supportive services. African-American women are often diagnosed with more advanced breast cancer and are more likely to die from this disease than any other group of women.
The Safe Circle program uses a "Train the Trainer" model in which African-American volunteers from the community are trained as trainers of the breast health educational workshops offered to other women in the community. This format is specifically designed to address women's fears and worries, increase their knowledge and understanding, and encourage them to act on behalf of their own good health. The information provided identifies myths and barriers to screening and follow-up treatment. The Legacy, a Foundation-produced BSE video, and hand-held breast models are used.
The Safe Circle program has an Advisory Task Force that, along with the Foundation, provides the direction for the program. Our mission is to encourage and enable women to enter the health care system earlier to improve the possibility of early detection in the hope of saving lives.
The Linda Creed Breast Cancer Foundation is dedicated to the prevention, early detection and treatment of breast cancer. Call the Foundation at 215-545-0800 for additional information or to join the effort.
Linda Creed Breast Cancer Foundation
1601 Walnut Street, Suite 1418
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 564-3700 Fax: 215.564-3777
(new address, update 2/06)
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