The Race Against Breast Cancer, Inc. (RABC) began in 1991 as a community coalition whose mission is to confront the challenge of breast cancer in Shawnee County. The organization has grown into an independent registered 501C (3) not-for-profit corporation and to date has funded over 10,000 annual screening mammograms, diagnostic mammograms and ultrasounds to those in need of financial assistance in northeast Kansas counties. A volunteer board of directors consisting of community representatives, medical providers and hospital representatives oversees the corporation. Their mission is “Improving health through education, access, early detection, screening, and breast health awareness.”
The RABC program funds screening/diagnostic mammograms for over 400 individuals in northeast Kansas each year and reaches hundreds more through community awareness and fundraising efforts. Breast cancer impacts not only women, but also their families, friends, workplace, and community. Breast cancer does not discriminate based on gender and that is why the RABC program also pays for mammograms for men who have a medical and financial need for one.