Mother and daughter wait outside a WINGS screening
I am writing to let you know about an exciting opportunity to double your impact and help to ensure that all women in Guatemala have access to life-saving reproductive health services.
On June 16th, GlobalGiving will be matching all online donations at 50% (up to $1,000 per donor) to WINGS’ project Detect and Treat Cervical Cancer in Guatemala. In addition, GlobalGiving will award a $1,000 bonus to the project that raises the most funds that day and a $1,000 bonus to the project that receives the largest number of individual donations!
Why should you care? Cervical cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths among women of reproductive age in the developing world and kills more than 274,000 women annually. In Guatemala, cervical cancer accounts for more deaths than breast, skin, ovarian and stomach cancers combined. Despite being one of the most easily preventable and detectable types of cancer, only 25% of Guatemalan women living in underserved, rural communities have ever been screened for this disease.
What is being done? Since 2001, WINGS has provided high-quality cervical cancer detection and treatment services to more than 25,000 Guatemalan women. In addition, WINGS is one of the only organizations in Guatemala to use the VIA/Cryo method, a low-cost technique that allows for screening results to be given the same day and can treat more than half of detected abnormalities immediately. The VIA/Cryo method is especially effective for women living in rural areas, as it reduces the need for return visits, which are often difficult or expensive for women in isolated or low-income areas.
How can you make a difference? Donate on June 16th to our project Detect and Treat Cervical Cancer in Guatemala on GlobalGiving and your donation will be matched at 50%. Consider the tremendous impact your GlobalGiving gift will have on the lives of women:
- A donation of just $20 will be matched at 50%, for a total donation of $30 - enough to cover the cost of detection and treatment for 2 women.
- A donation of $50 will be matched for a total donation of $75 – enough to cover the cost of detection and treatment for 5 women.
- A donation of $100 will be mated for a total donation of $150 – enough to cover the cost of detection and treatment for 10 women.
In order to ensure that WINGS is able to continue to provide these life-saving services, make a donation today and pass this email onto your friends and family.
Our heartfelt thanks for your support of WINGS and for helping to improve the lives of women in Guatemala.
The WINGS Team
WINGS nurse provides info about cervical cancer