The Balancing Act is set to air a special episode featuring Nancy Brinker, Founder of the Promise Fund of Florida, and Susan G. Komen for the Cure, for Breast Cancer Awareness month.
On this special episode, co-hosts Montel Williams and Olga Villaverde will sit down with Nancy Brinker and breast cancer survivor Brenda Martinez Garcia to discuss how the Promise Fund of Florida has changed Garcia’s life.
The Promise Fund of Florida is a non-profit organization seeking to reduce and prevent the progression of breast and cervical cancer and save lives through early detection.
“Women’s health is as important as climate change and we need to educate people to improve the outcomes,” said Brinker in a press release.
The Promise Fund of Florida currently works with 13 partners and has 13 patient navigators. However, Brinker does not plan on stopping there. She intends to expand and help as many people gain access to breast and cervical resources and treatment as possible.
“Our focus is currently on Palm Beach County, but our goal is much larger. Over the long term, we aim to create the gold standard for a continuum of care service delivery models,” said Brinker. “We hope that this will then be replicated elsewhere, helping people gain access to health education, navigation for breast and cervical health, early detection screenings, and support services through an established network of providers.”
The episode will air on October 17th at 7:30 a.m. on Lifetime®.