Rebecca Brice Henderson (left) with The Rasmuson Foundation presents a $300,000.00 check to The Breast Cancer Detection Center staff and board members .
BCDC recently received a grant from The Rasmuson Foundation, helping make it possible for our clinic to receive some much needed upgrades! These upgrades will result in a more inviting and relaxing environment for women to get their mammograms.
Along with bringing patient services closer to the front of the building, our new clinic will also be more "Zen-ful”, with a fireplace, learning center and a cozy space for meetings and events.
We also believe the upgrades will help us bring in more people who normally wouldn’t come to BCDC. The more people who come to BCDC, the more funds we are able to generate to help support BCDC programs like Mammo Assist, the program that helps women who may not be able to afford a mammogram, receive one. Thank you to Rasmuson and everyone else who is making this renovation possible!
North Pole Middle School's Champions for Charity
North Pole Middle School's Champions for Charity is a month long fundraising competition between teams of staff and 7th & 8th grade students. Each team chooses a charity to raise money for. This year, the Dodgernauts chose BCDC, thank you Dodgernauts! As of 2017 over $41,500 has been donated to various charities...WOW!
Mackenzie (left) and Odette (right) with the BCDC team,The Dodgernauts, playing in the North Pole Middle School McHenryball Fundraising Tournament!
Local Fraternal Order of Eagles Donation
Ken Buggey, Gene Hansen, and Mebble Hansen with the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 1037 present Odette Butler and The Breast Cancer Detection Center of Alaska with a check for $500.00 to help support BCDC's program that provides mammograms for women who may not have the ability to pay. Thank you!!
BCDC BOARD MEMBER OF THE MONTH
Ellen Lopez Vice President
Board Member since:
I choose BCDC because: My work and personal goals focus on enhancing quality of life for cancer survivors. Early detection, for everyone, is a means towards improving quality of health and life.
Occupation and other community involvement: I am an assistant professor at UAF. I also volunteer with the Fairbanks Native Association on providing a survivorship support program for Alaska Native cancer survivors and loved ones (Hopeful Connections)
Away from BCDC I enjoy:
Spending time, doing anything, with my husband (Andres), my son (Alejo) and our pets (Loki and Moosie)
If I could spend a week anywhere in the world, it would it be:
At home! We work so much, I just want to relax and be home with my family! If we were to travel for a week, I'd love to hike the Chilkoot trail!
SAVE THE DATE
March 2 - United Way Health Fair for Non-Profits
@ Carol Brice Family Center 7:30-10:30 March 24 - Fairbanks Safeway's Monthly "Foodie Fundraiser" for BCDC at both Safeway locations 12pm-6pm March 30 - The last day to file for your PFD and Pick.Click.Give! April 5 (DATE CHANGE) - Sportsman's Warehouse Ladies Night 6pm-9pm October 6 - 14th Annual Gala Affair at The Westmark Hotel
BY PARTICIPATING & SHARING THESE EVENTS, YOU ARE HELPING SUPPORT BCDC! THANK YOU
Calendars Now ONLY $10.00! 2018 Calendars can still be purchased online here, or in person at the BCDC Clinic.
Now, when you log 6 volunteer hours or more with BCDC you can become a member and experience exclusive member benefits!
Are you interested in making an impact in your community this year? Volunteering is a great way to get involved, make a difference, and meet like minded people from your community! BCDC has many different volunteer opportunities to suit your needs. Some of these opportunities include fundraising, health fairs, event support, auction committees, parade participants, and more! Please click HERE and signup to start receiving volunteer opportunity notifications.
Big Upgrades Coming for BCDC Patients
Beginning January 15th, BCDC will be remodeling our office! The renovations are scheduled to be completed in the fall. Due to construction for a few months, we will be receiving patients at the back of our building. Please watch for signs to indicate parking and the temporary entrance. Thank you for your patience and support!
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING BCDC
TOGETHER WE ARE SAVING LIVES!