Connecting more women to life-saving technology

People who knew Harry E. Goldfarb remember his integrity and generosity. Now, years after his passing, even more people will remember him for helping save the lives of their loved ones.

Early detection is the key to treating breast cancer. But it’s all too easy to put off a screening when you’re busy or far from a hospital. That’s why Hartford Hospital launched its mobile mammography program, Take the Time, in 2005. In 2012, with support from the community, including a gift from the Harry E. Goldfarb Family Foundation, the program upgraded to digital mammography technology and a self-contained, 40-foot RV with a waiting area, dressing rooms and a mammography suite—bringing state-of-the-art care to women who might otherwise postpone it.

Mary Witek was one of those women. She’d never had a mammogram. She had no family history of breast cancer. She didn’t notice any problems with her health. But when the Take the Time coach came to her workplace, Mary scheduled a screening. Only then did the radiologists discover that she had stage-one breast cancer. Because she caught the tumor in time, Mary didn’t need chemotherapy. After eight weeks of radiation treatments, her doctors found no signs of cancer. Mary has been in remission ever since.

Because of gifts like these from the Goldfarb family and Hartford HealthCare Giving, Take the Time can connect more women to the lifesaving care they need.

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