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Prescott Free Clinic to host second annual Bunco Bash for Breast Care

Prescott Free Clinic is hosting the second annual Bunco Bash for Breast Care on Feb. 6 at the Prescott Resort and Conference Center from 2 to 5:30 p.m. The game of bunco is fun, exciting, and easy to play!

In addition to the game, there will be hors d’oeuvres and refreshments, a chocolate fountain, a cash bar, a photo booth, and plenty of drawing items and prizes to win, according to a news release. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door and all proceeds will go directly to providing breast cancer treatment services in Northern Arizona for low-income, or uninsured patients.

Event tickets are available for purchase at http://www.chcy.org/Bunco. Tickets for the drawings are available for purchase at any of Community Health Center of Yavapai’s three locations in Prescott, Prescott Valley, and Cottonwood at the front desk. You do not need to be present to win.

This event benefits Community Health Center of Yavapai’s (CHCY) Well Woman HealthCheck and Treatment Link programs. With the support of donors, CHCY’s Well Woman HealthCheck provided free breast and cervical cancer screenings and diagnostic services to over 800 low-income women in 2020. Additionally, more than 8,550 patients have been served by the Well Woman HealthCheck program since its inception in 2001, and donations make a monumental impact to some of our community’s most vulnerable women. The Treatment Link program covers the out-of-pocket expenses associated with breast cancer treatment for low-income patients in Yavapai County. This program is essential as the out-of-pocket financial expense for breast cancer treatment for an uninsured individual could be devastating. This expense is astronomical for low-income patients already struggling to financially stay afloat.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there was a sharp decline in cancer screenings in 2020, with an 87% decline in breast cancer screenings and an 85% decline in cervical cancer screenings. The goal of screening for cancer is to catch cancers early because outcomes are significantly better when the cancer is detected early, and the cancer is easier to treat.

With the significant decline in screenings in 2020, we anticipate the need for screenings and treatment to surge as people return to a normal routine.

In 2020, the sold-out Bunco Bash for Breast Care event raised more than $15,000 for low-income patients! In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Prescott Free Clinic was unable to host the event in 2021. Your support will play a critical role in the lives of women in Yavapai County battling breast cancer and enabling others to receive essential cancer screenings.

If you would like to support this event through a sponsorship or an in-kind donation, contact Daniel Gennaro at 928-442-5612 or by email Daniel.Gennaro@Yavapai.us. Sponsorships and in-kind donations will receive numerous marketing benefits related to the value of the donation. Any and all in-kind donations will be used in the opportunity drawing for the attendees and are graciously accepted and appreciated.

Information provided by Yavapai County.

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