Since 1998 Soroptimist International of Corvallis has coordinated with Project H.E.R. to support their work with women who find themselves dealing with a breast cancer diagnosis. As part of that support, our club provides Soroptimist Cares bags to each newly diagnosed patient. Each woman receives a beautiful journal, an assortment of teas, dark chocolate, and candles in a reusable Soroptimist bag. As of November 2016 we have delivered approximately 15 Soroptimist Cares bags each month over the life of the program.
Project H.E.R. (Help. Enlightenment. Resources) is a no-cost, comprehensive breast health services program available to women in Benton, Linn and Lincoln counties. The program provides awareness, education, and support from the time of a breast cancer diagnosis through survivorship. The Project H.E.R. team consists of a nurse navigator, a clinical social worker, MammaCare specialists, and many volunteers who are breast cancer survivors. Project H.E.R. provides free services for breast cancer patients through the financial assistance of The Corvallis Clinic Foundation, grants, and private donations.