Detecting and treating breast cancer early on

Since 2011, The DEAR Foundation has been supporting the construction and design of a breast centre at the EMEK Medical Center.

Sonja Dinner standing on the new building site of the comprehensive Breast Care Center with Prof. Orna Blondheim, Prof. Doron Kopleman, Prof. Dan Hershko and Larry Rich from the EMEK Medical Center in Afula.

The breast centre at the EMEK Medical Center is in the North of Israel in Afula, a rural area that has a very diverse ethnic and religious mix.

There are Jews, Muslims, Christians, Druse, Circassians and immigrants from Ethiopia and the former Soviet Union. All sectors of the population are involved as either patients or in providing care. In addition to taking care of people, the hospital seeks to improve understanding between cultures and religions, acting as a peace broker.

Since completion of the breast centre, there have been enough treatment rooms available. To reduce the mortality rate for breast diseases, early detection and treatment is crucial. This is now possible thanks to the acquisition of a Digital Tomosynthesis (DT) device, whose high-resolution images can reveal even small tumours in the early stages. The time gained can save lives.

How you can help us

Would you like to have a positive effect on the life and future of a child? If you send a donation to The DEAR Foundation, 100% of it will be injected into your desired project on the following working day.

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Our donation account is as follows:

UBS Switzerland AG
CH-6301 Zug
IBAN CH73 0027 3273 2279 4795 Y

For donations of over CHF 100, a donation receipt will be issued automatically in January of the following year.

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