Many people volunteer for Komen Charlotte because breast cancer has touched their lives. In our 13 counties,
· Mecklenburg has the highest percentage of breast cancer cases diagnosed at late stage (Stage IV), followed by York and Rowan counties.
· Stanly has the highest breast cancer mortality rate, at 30.7 deaths per 100,000 females, with Rowan and Gaston counties close behind.
· 38% of women age 40 and over have not had a mammogram in the past twelve months.
Volunteers can help improve these statistics and have fun while working on a serious issue.