At Exquisite Threading, we personally understand the devastating effects of cancer and how it affects us and the people we love. One out of every eight women is diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime. Which means it literally touches someone we know at one point or another.
As a company, we are committed to helping others stay healthy in and around our community. We understand that early detection and education increase survival rates and save lives. However, many women in underserved areas lack choices, knowledge of proper breast health and in some instances cannot afford treatment.
That’s why we are a proud sponsor and promoter of Flippin to a Cure’s charity. We want survivors to concentrate on healing, as opposed to suffering the devastating financial effects cancer can inflict. The “Knocking Out Breast Cancer, Raising Money to Save Lives” upcoming event on October 10, 2015 has partnered with Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin. All funds the charity raises from this and other educational events provide resources that detail the importance of early detection, treatment options and survivorship issues to women in the Milwaukee community.
In the month of October, we will be donating a percentage of our sales from our seven locations to help women fight breast cancer. In fall, we look forward to hosting a second clinical breast cancer screening event onsite. We are honored to be a part of Dr. Flippin’s mission to save lives and help others.
Chief Executive Officer
UnitedHealthcare Community Plan is proud to sponsor the “Knocking Out Breast Cancer” annual Flippin to a Cure event. Our mission is to help people live healthier lives and this event aligns with that mission.
Improving the health of the underserved population in the communities we serve is as important to us as it is to Dr. Regina Flippin. Her level of commitment to bringing awareness and education for women of color about breast health is truly commendable. As a breast cancer survivor, her determination and vision brings hope to survivors and their families, while her message educates women about early detection and treatment.
Because of our passion for building healthier communities, we will work collaboratively with Dr. Flippin and other community organizations to help improve the health and well-being of Milwaukee women and their families. To that end, we are honored to partner with Today’s TMJ4, Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin to support Dr. Flippin’s breast cancer awareness campaign and to further invest in our Milwaukee community.
Pamela J. Stahl
Chief Executive Officer
UnitedHealthcare Community Plan - Wisconsin
Dear Flippin to a Cure Team:
Thank you for allowing us to be part of Flippin to a Cure. TODAY'S TMJ4 is proud to play even a small role in helping to bring awareness to breast cancer and, specifically, to Triple Negative Breast Cancer. We believe in Dr. Flippin's message and her mission. We hope this great event will start an even bigger conversation about breast health in the Milwaukee area and beyond.
Director of Marketing and Creative Services
TODAY'S TMJ4 (NBC)
As a fellow breast cancer survivor and friend of Regina’s, I am proud to be a supporter and contributor to her event “Knocking Out Breast Cancer, Fighting For Fashion, Raising Money to Save Lives.”
Regina attended one of my fashion shows in Chicago and later stopped in my salon sharing her story about her personal struggle with breast cancer. I felt her sincerity as our spirits met and heard her call for support. That’s when I decided to take my fashion show to Milwaukee and help her charity. My foundation’s mission was similar. To educate and address the disparities of breast cancer care faced by woman in the African American and Latino communities. Together, I knew we could make a difference to help others less fortunate.
As I learned personally, breast cancer can affect anyone. My family had no history of the disease which is why I was so surprised when I was diagnosed. I quickly learned how self-breast exams, mammograms and early detection can help in fighting the disease and beating the odds.
Please join us on October 10 and support our cause so we can raise awareness and provide resources to educate Milwaukee area woman on the importance of early detection, treatment options and how to stay healthy.
A Message from the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Network
One in eight women is diagnosed with breast cancer during her lifetime. That’s more than a statistic: It means someone we know – a sister, a mother, grandmother or friend – will receive the news of a breast cancer diagnosis. Breast cancer is a particular concern among African-American women, who face a significantly higher risk of dying from the disease compared with women in other ethnic groups.
Three years ago, Dr. Regina Flippin was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer. After researching treatment protocols at major hospitals and cancer centers across the country, Regina chose the Clinical Cancer Center at Froedtert & MCW Froedtert Hospital campus for her cancer care.
As a doctor, she knew what questions to ask and how to be proactive with her health. As a doctor who practiced in the inner city, she realized that, unfortunately, many women did not experience the same quality of care and lacked the choices she could afford. That’s when she started her charity, Flippin to a Cure, to advance education and address the disparity of care among women of color.
In the spring of 2013, Regina approached us and shared her vision for greater access to quality of care and education. We accepted her challenge and as a result have developed culturally sensitive educational materials and videos that relate to breast cancer risks, the importance of early detection, treatment options and survivorship issues.
We also offer online breast health information resources:
All of these resources are available at froedtert.com/mammogram. And we provide connections to resources such as the Wisconsin Well Woman Program to help women who are uninsured or underinsured access mammography screening.
By collaborating with community partners such as Flippin’ to a Cure, our goal is to help all women take steps to safeguard their breast health, to manage risk factors – and if they are diagnosed with breast cancer – to make informed decisions about treatment. We are honored to be a part of Regina’s vision to help women in our community live healthier lives.