It was recently announced that the Avon Foundation for Women will be offering a $30,000 one-year grant to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences' breast cancer awareness
program, which is titled the Witness Project, according to KARK-TV.
"We are proud that the Avon Foundation for Women continues to share our mission and has chosen to support our program again," Cynthia Maxwell, project director of the Witness Project, told the news source. "With these funds, we will be able to educate the women in the Delta about the importance of early detection."
Since the Witness Project was developed in January 2011, it has given more than 700 women information about early detection and referred more than 250 women for mammograms and breast exams.
According to the American Cancer Society, one in eight women in the U.S. will eventually be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point during her lifetime. It is recommended that once a woman turns 40, she schedules annual mammograms to ensure that she does not have the disease, and if she does, that it is caught early.