Mobile Mammogram Unit to combat breast cancer in a 30,000 sq. km area | Milaap

Mobile Mammogram Unit to combat breast cancer in a 30,000 sq. km area

Breast cancer has become the most common type of cancer in India, affecting mostly women. There are four stages in breast cancer disease – stages 1,2,3 and 4. If it is detected early in stage 1 or 2, breast cancer can be treated easily. But if it is detected late in stage 3 or 4, treatment is both expensive and ineffective. The best way to detect breast cancer is through a digital mammogram. However, women in India do not tend to go for this test on their own. Also, women in rural areas do not have this facility near them, and the test is expensive as well. As a result, the disease is not detected till it is too late.

Rotary Mettupalayam is attempting to change this situation by deploying a bus with advanced digital mammography equipment, and qualified personnel, to travel to various localities in a 100 km radius, and conduct diagnostic tests for a period of 5 years. Patients that test positive for breast cancer will be treated by our Medical Partner (a reputed multi-specialty hospital in Coimbatore). Eligible women will be provided surgery free of cost by them. We are calling this Project HEAL (High Awareness, Early Detection, Affordable Treatment and Low Mortality).

For the past 58 years, Rotary Mettupalayam has been providing great social service for the town of Mettupalayam (Coimbatore District, Tamil Nadu) and surrounding areas. Some of our long running programs include the Metro Matriculation Higher Secondary School with more than 2,000 students currently, a gas crematorium, an autism centre, a prosthetic hand fitment centre and a clocktower in the Mettupalayam bus stand.

This Project is expected to cost more than 3 crore rupees (US$ 439,000) over the 5-year period, with Rs. 1.85 crores (US$ 268,000) required to launch (Year 0). We are already funded for 31% of the Year 0 budget. We are looking to raise at least Rs. 50 lakhs through this platform.

Thanks for your support ! Any queries may be sent to  the email address mmu-project@rotarymettupalayam.org
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22nd August 2019
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for the support shown so far. While we have made progress in our fundraising efforts, we are still short of the overall target for this project. Hence, I am extending the duration of this fund-raising activity. Kindly help us share and raise the required funds.


Thanks,
Suresh
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for the support shown so far. While we have made progress in our fundraising efforts, we are still short of the overall target for this project. Hence, I am extending the duration of this fund-raising activity. Kindly help us share and raise the required funds.


Thanks,
Suresh
12th August 2019
As of date, we have reached about 39% of our Year 0 funding target. This includes a substantial CSR contribution from a corporate entity. As our funding efforts have reached a critical mass, we are initiating some of the procurement activities, including getting quotations for the chassis, vehicle and mammogram device. The funds donated will be used as part of the procurement activity.
As of date, we have reached about 39% of our Year 0 funding target. This includes a substantial CSR contribution from a corporate entity. As our funding efforts have reached a critical mass, we are initiating some of the procurement activities, including getting quotations for the chassis, vehicle and mammogram device. The funds donated will be used as part of the procurement activity.
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Rs.163,080 raised

Goal: Rs.5,000,000

Beneficiary: Mettupalayam Ro... info_outline
Only INR donations accepted
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Supporters (5)

MK
M donated Rs.10,000
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Umashanker donated Rs.50,000

Glad to be part of this noble initiative.

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JAGADEESANPB donated Rs.100,080
MC
MAHESH CHANDAR K donated Rs.2,000
S
Shriram donated Rs.1,000