Américas Amigas

In Brazil, it is estimated that every 36 minutes a woman dies of breast cancer.

There, 44% of all breast cancer cases are detected at an advanced stage, making it extremely difficult to treat and cure. As a result, death rates in Brazil are very high: 42% of women diagnosed with breast cancer do not survive.

How Américas Amigas Saves Women's Lives

Américas Amigas promotes activities in Brazil to reduce mortality from breast cancer. The organization helps low-income women receive mammograms.

To date, Américas Amigas has donated 10 mammography machines to institutions in the states of São Paulo, Amazonas, Pará, Pernambuco, Rio de Janeiro, Sergipe, and Rio Grande do Sul. Through these donations, the organization expects to reach approximately 45,000 women who otherwise would not have been able to receive mammograms.

PAHEF is Making it Possible for You to Donate

Américas Amigas Association has partnered with the Pan American Health and Education Foundation (PAHEF), a public charity dedicated to fostering public health programs in the Americas that address major health concerns.

PAHEF is making it possible for citizens and companies in the U.S. to make tax-deductible donations to Brazil-based Américas Amigas.

How to Donate

Use the button above to make a tax-deductible donation. Donations also may be made by check. Simply mail your check to PAHEF (please write "Americas Amigas" on the memo line) along with the check donation form.

A Sample of Recent PAHEF Projects in the Region