Breast Health Project
According to the National Cancer Institute, breast cancer is the number one killer among cancers for African-American women and the number two killer among cancers for Caucasian women in North Carolina. It has been for decades.
With those discouraging statistics in mind, in 1998 Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) created the Breast Health Project. In 2001 the program moved under the management of the BCBSNC Foundation.The Foundation continues to manage the Breast Health Project, which is designed to promote good health, early detection and breast cancer awareness.
The Button Chair is the focal point of the Breast Health Project. It has evolved into a traveling exhibit made available free to organizations working to educate the public about breast health through training, fundraising events and awareness campaigns. North Carolinians of many races, religious backgrounds and geographic regions have contributed to The Button Chair, and behind each button is a personal and unique story. We believe these stories should be shared with all of North Carolina.
Find out more about The Button Chair, and how to host the exhibit as part of your breast cancer awareness efforts.