Helping Every Woman Get an Annual Screening Mammogram
Money should never be a barrier to getting an annual screening mammogram. But for many Spokane-area women, it is a significant challenge and a primary reason they are not getting their annual screening mammogram.
The EVERY WOMAN CAN Foundation was created to ensure that every Spokane-area woman, regardless of her financial status, has the resources she needs to get her annual screening mammogram.
Through our EVERY WOMAN CAN store, private donations, and other activities, we help raise money to pay for screenings for those who are uninsured, underinsured or simply cannot afford a mammogram.
With your support, we raise funds to benefit:
- Non-profit organizations that help underinsured women in our area get screening mammograms.
- Women who need help paying for childcare during their screening or for transportation to a mammogram center.
- Education programs that encourage women to get a screening mammogram regardless of their financial situation.
To learn more about the Foundation, view the EVERY WOMAN CAN Community Report.
To donate online, choose "Every Woman Can Foundation" from the drop-down menu, enter in your name and email, and a pop-up window for 'secure checkout' will prompt you to enter in a donation amount and payment options.
Foundation Board Members
Susan Ashe owns Ashe Public Affairs, a strategic public affairs and communications firm, and is a public affairs executive who brings 30 years of experience and success in both the private and public sectors to assist clients. She is the current Acting Executive Director for the Health Sciences and Services Authority (HSSA) of Spokane County.
Ashe has extensive experience in local, state and federal public policy management, government relations, issues management, public relations, strategic and crisis communications, and media and community relations.
Prior to starting her own public affairs business in 2009, Ashe served as the Director of Legislative and Public Affairs for the City of Spokane where she served four mayors over five-and-a-half years.
Elizabeth Edens has been exposed to the breast cancer awareness field since 2001. As a former ultra-sonographer she has had many opportunities to help patients during difficult situations of diagnosis. Her own mother was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010 and has been a survivor for 2 years. Elizabeth has previously been an active volunteer in the state of Ohio with the Good Neighbor House a nonprofit organization dedicated to provide clothing, food, household goods and medical care to the displaced indigent of Dayton, Ohio. In addition to being an ultra-sonographer, Ms. Edens is an Anthropologist by credential and holds a business degree. Elizabeth enjoys her two darling grandsons, gourmet cooking, wine, travelling and sailing.
Jan Holloway, RN, MA
As a 17 1/2 year breast cancer survivor, Jan is committed to the fight against breast cancer. Since her retirement from teaching nursing in 1999, she has dedicated the majority of her volunteer time to this cause -primarily to the Eastern Washington Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Jan was one of the Founders and a past president of this organization.
In addition to her community volunteer work, Jan also enjoys time with family and friends, traveling, and playing violin in the Senior's New Horizons Orchestra.
When my Dad was diagnosed with brain cancer, it was quite a life changing ordeal. The thing I remember the most were the truly special caring compassionate care givers that helped with my Dad along the way..some treated my Dad not just like a patient, but like a member of their family. That level of caring touched me deep inside. From then on, that's the kind of person I wanted to be. That's what drives my passion for mammography and hopefully that passion turns into compassion for all I serve.
My hobbies include time on the treadmill, golf, yoga, Zumba, gardening, reading, and relaxing at the lake.
Hobbies: I enjoy spending time with my family and pets, riding horses, participating in fundraising events for various non profits, traveling and cheering the Cougs on in Football and Basketball.
How has breast cancer affected your life: I work with many volunteers who have been affected by Breast Cancer ( and other cancers) as well as have some family members who have been affected. Their stories and courageous battles make me more passionate about educating people about cancer as well as raising money to someday find a cure for all types of cancer. I lost my father to a rare form of cancer when I was 16 years old and I hope we can find a cure so no more children have to grow up loosing a parent or loved one to the disease.