Visiting Can Help Provide Mammograms For Disadvantaged WomenTruth!



Summary of eRumor:


An email request says The Breast Cancer site is having trouble meeting their “quota” of donating a free mammogram each day to underprivileged women.  You are encouraged to visit the site and click a link that will help accomplish the goal.

The Truth:

This story is true.  The Breast Cancer site at was founded to fund mammograms for women who would otherwise not be able to afford them.  When you go to the site, you’ll find a prominent pink button that says, “FUND FREE MAMMOGRAMS…Click Here.”   When you do, you will see links to various corporate sites that are making donations in exchange for the visibility.  There is not a “quota” but there are goals that the site has from month to month of how many mammograms it would like to see donated.

A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:

The Breast Cancer site is having trouble getting enough people to click on it daily to meet their quota of donating at least one free mammogram a day to an underprivileged woman.

It takes less than a minute to go to their site & click on “donating a mammogram” for free (pink window in the middle)- their corporate sponsors/advertisers use the number of daily visits to donate a mammogram in exchange for advertising.

The Breast Cancer Site :

Tell 10 Friends Today! Please take a minute and help us spread the word about The Breast Cancer Site. By telling 10 friends about this fast, free way to provide mammograms to underprivileged women, you make a real impact on the number of women we help. In the first month of this year, we generated funds to provide 200 women with mammograms. With your help, we can impact the lives of more than 2,000 women in 2001.

43,000 women will die from breast cancer this year.

Please click daily and tell others about The Breast


Cancer Site. This is genuine!

Please take a moment to pass it along.