October 27: Will You Walk? UCSF Radiology Supports the Breast Care Programs at ZSFG at the Upcoming Nova12SF Walk

On Sunday, October 27, 2019, a team from UCSF Radiology will walk in support of breast care programs at Zuckerberg San Francisco General (ZSFG). This is the second annual Nova12SF Walk, which started after Avon39 walks ended nationwide last year and the breast care programs at ZSFG were impacted directly. The UCSF Radiology team is captained by Jessica Hayward, MD, assistant professor of Clinical radiology in the Breast Imaging section. The team is hoping to bring together a strong team of walkers and raise major funds to support ZSFG and the Avon Breast Imaging Center.

"For over a decade I was the team captain for a UCSF/SFGH walk team in the Avon39 – 2-day walk," says Robin Lee, MS, LCGC, genetic counselor and supervisor of the UCSF/ZSFG Cancer Genetics and Prevention Program and founder of the Nova12SF walk. "When those walks ended abruptly last year, our team wanted to keep walking, so we started our own event.  Nova is Avon backwards and the 12-miles represent the 12% of women who develop breast cancer."

The inaugural walk last year was a huge success, raising over $45,000. This year's goal is to raise $100,000. Monies raised last year supported the following:

  • The development of a new breast cancer support group
  • Providing food and transportations for patients
  • Continuing education for our patient navigators
  • Providing genetic counseling and testing for hereditary cancer
  • Continued support of lymphedema education, treatment and prevention

"Donations will once again support vital services at the Breast Care Programs at ZSFG, where we believe that access to the most up-to-date treatment and technology is a right for all individuals," says Lee. "Generous investment in this program by our supporters ensures that life-saving care is available to the most vulnerable among us."

The Avon Breast Imaging Center provides state-of-the-art breast imaging, diagnostic evaluation and patient education at ZSFG. Their extensive network of culturally diverse patient navigators works to assist underserved men and women in San Francisco County through their journey of cancer care from screening to treatment. Their mobile mammography outreach "MammoVan" takes breast cancer screening on the road to community clinics. With the mobile van, they bring the imaging center to the patient and work to break down the barriers of health insurance, transportation, access, and language fluency for the underserved populations of San Francisco county. 

Learn more about the event. You can also join the UCSF Radiology team as a walker or visit our team's fundraising page to meet our team and donate

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