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New Video Explaining how MEMO Cuba is Saving Women’s lives

New Video Explaining how MEMO Cuba is Saving Women’s lives

    Fran Friesen of Thunder Bay recently traveled to Cuba to compile a beautiful, informative, and heart warming video that will challenge you to become a part of the amazing work MEMO is currently doing in the area of breast cancer. Watch the video below, and if you feel compelled, please donate to the cost of shipping the second mobile breast screening clinic, a cost of approximately $10,000!

CIDA Update…. and Our Need for More Dollars!

CIDA Update…. and Our Need for More Dollars!

In April of 2011 MEMO applied to the Canadian International Development agency for matching grant funds for help with expanding our life saving breast screening program in Cuba. Over the next five years it would allow us to have a total of 12 mobile breast screening clinics which would effectively screen a million women with a saving of 480 women’s lives a year. Unfortunately CIDA denied our request (the fifth since we began in 2004) because “…your proposal should have…

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2 Ultrasound Machines Coming!

2 Ultrasound Machines Coming!

We’ve just received word that 2 good ultrasound machines are finally being shipped from Tampa, Florida (approximately 90 miles from Cuba!) to Thunder Bay in preparation for the 42nd container to be shipped on the October 8th shipping date! Ultrasound machines are particularly useful for follow-up of positive mammograms. Because of the US blockade to Cuba, these machines must take this 1,700 mile detour from Florida to Canada before being shipped. However, we are grateful that we have been able…

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