United Breast Cancer Foundation Selected as Featured Charity at Indianapolis 500

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Announcements throughout the race event will help increase breast cancer awareness and the available support for males and females affected by breast cancer.

UBCF at Indianapolis 500

United Breast Cancer Foundation at Indy 500

The United Breast Cancer Foundation is thankful for the opportunity to raise awareness about male and female breast cancer.

United Breast Cancer Foundation (UBCF) announces the debut of two new Public Service Announcements at the Indianapolis 500, "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing"! The spots, scheduled for released at the Memorial Day weekend event (May 22 – 24, 2015), will help raise awareness about male and female breast cancer, and inform those in need that support and assistance is available through the UBCF programs. Stephanie Mastroianni, UBCF Executive Director, says: “The United Breast Cancer Foundation is honored to be a part of this event, and thankful for the opportunity to raise awareness about male and female breast cancer, and UBCF’s mission.”

During the three day event UBCF representatives will interview spectators, pass out information, and let attendees know that UBCF’s life-supporting programs are available to women, men and families across the country. In addition to reaching hundreds of thousands of attendees, those at home will also view the UBCF messages during the race when the jumbo-tron announcements are on-screen.

In an interview about the event, Ms. Mastroianni stated: “As an organization, UBCF is committed to assisting those affected by breast cancer. We’re committed to increasing awareness about the need for early diagnosis, especially for men. We’re thankful for the opportunity to participate in the Indy 500, and to help bring attention to this important aspect of breast health, and to let those in need know help is available!”

According to the National Cancer Institute an estimated 2,350 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, and 440 will lose their battle with the disease. One reason for such a high mortality rate is that men are not encouraged by health professionals to self examine or be screened for breast cancer. UBCF encourages men to learn the self-breast exam and to be routinely screened by a doctor.

Participation in the race event will help increase awareness of the UBCF vehicle donation program. Those interested in donating a car, truck, van, SUV, or other types of vehicles can call 888-433-6207, or visit our car donation website http://www.driveoutbreastcancer.org. Those interested in making cash or other types of doantions can visit our secure donation website at http://www.ubcf.info. Checks can be mailed to: UBCF, 205 Depot Road, Huntington Station, NY 11746. Or, include UBCF in your Combined Federal Campaign support - #77934. Call toll-free, 1-888-433-6207 to set-up your donation today.

Stephanie closed her remarks by saying: “The mission of UBCF is carried out every day through life-supporting patient and family programs available to women, men and families across the country. UBCF never denies services to anyone regardless of age, race, gender, ethnicity, income or medical insurance coverage.” If you, or someone you know, is in need of a breast screening or other breast health services, visit UBCF at http://www.ubcf.info or call toll-free, 877-822-4287.

About UBCF
Founded in 2000, the United Breast Cancer Foundation (UBCF) is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of those affected by breast cancer. UBCF offers the community seven patient and family programs dedicated to breast cancer screening and prevention, treatment and patient health and well-being. UBCF educates the public on a variety of breast cancer issues, including: coping with breast cancer, family support, environmental awareness, dietary options, complimentary therapies, research, and prevention. http://www.ubcf.info 877-822-4287.

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