2018 Saint John Dragon Boat Festival
ST. JOSEPH'S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION OF SAINT JOHN INC.
The Saint John Dragon Boat Festival brings together our community in support of St. Joseph's Hospital and excellence in Health Care for all of us. This year the festival will support the Foundation's Annual Fund supporting 3D Mammography for St. Joseph's Hospital. Breast Cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among New Brunswick women and is a leading cause of cancer related deaths.
St. Joseph's Breast Health Center plays an important role in the New Brunswick Breast Screening program providing approximately 11,000 mammograms per year. The Breast Health Center serves as a resource where leading edge technology and attentive physicians focus on early detection and support for Breast cancer patients. The new mammography technology will provide many new features that include 3D Tomosynthesis. Tomosynthesis captures multiple image slices and is extremely beneficial for detecting small or early cancer -earlier better detection results in positive outcomes.
In 2017 an estimated 570 New Brunswick Women received a breast cancer diagnosis and an additional 120 died.Your support of the 2018 Saint John Dragon Boat Festival will help save lives, it might even save the life of someone you love.