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Punta Gorda, Florida Car Donations: Join the Fight Against Breast Cancer and Get Rewards

The battle against breast cancer rages on as the dreadful disease continues to claim more lives in America and elsewhere. This is the reason why we at Breast Cancer Car Donations are seeking to generate more funds so that we could add more financial muscle to our nonprofit organization partners that are at the forefront of the war against one of the deadliest diseases to hit humankind.

Our car donations program in the city is part of our campaign to support our partners’ various programs that seek to:

  • Provide uninsured and underserved breast cancer patients access to screening, diagnosis, and effective treatment
  • Support research on breast cancer cure
  • Help in empowering breast cancer patients, survivors, and their families by providing patient-centered care aimed at enhancing quality of life
  • Help patients in managing the unwanted side effects of breast cancer treatment such as removal of parts or all of the affected breast and hair loss
  • Raise awareness about breast cancer prevention and detection of early breast cancer signs

Understanding Breast Cancer

Breast cancer starts when cells begin to grow out of control in the breast and form a tumor. Most cases of breast cancer start in the ducts that carry milk to the nipple. This is called ductal cancer. Another type of breast cancer starts in the glands that produce breast milk, and this is called lobular cancer.

Not all lumps felt in the breast area, however, can lead to cancer. Some lumps are just abnormal growths that do not spread and are harmless. Breast lumps nonetheless might increase the risks of getting breast cancer. Hence, people who have these lumps are advised to consult with a doctor for a thorough checking.

Breast cancer can be fatal when cancer cells spread to the blood or lymph system, which can be carried to other parts of the body. The more lymph nodes with cancer cells are found in the breasts, the higher chances of cancer cells finding their way to other organs.

Breast Cancer Statistics in the United States

One in eight women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime, according to National Breast Cancer.org. Each year it is estimated that over 252,710 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,500 will die. On average, every 2 minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer and 1 woman will die of breast cancer every 13 minutes

That is why we at Breast Cancer Car Donations are striving hard to generate more funds so that we could help provide medical assistance to as many breast cancer patients as our resources can afford to enable them to beat the disease.

Earliest Recorded Breast Cancer Cases

Cancer has been afflicting humans since the dawn of history. Breast cancer was first recorded in ancient Egypt in 1600 BC on the famous papyrus that manuscript dealer Edwin Smith bought in 1862. The ancient text describes eight cases of tumors or ulcers of the breast that were removed by cauterization with a tool called the fire drill. The text noted that the disease has “no treatment.”

The first successful treatment of breast cancer was made by Dr. William Halsted who performed the first radical mastectomy at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland in 1882.  This surgical operation became a standard procedure until the 20th century. In 1895, the first x-ray was taken to detect breast cancer; it was later on called as mammograms.

Punta Gorda, Florida Car Donations Process

We have made our Punta Gorda, Florida car donations process as quick and easy as possible to make it easier for you to donate your car. There are only three easy steps to get your car towed at zero cost to you:

Step 1: Visit our website and fill out the online vehicle donation form. You may also contact us at 866-540-5069. One of our donor specialists will assist you. We will ask only a few details of the vehicle you’re donating such as its make and model. We will also ask about your preferred time and date for the pick-up and your vehicle’s pick-up location.

Step 2:  After verifying the information you provided, we will arrange with a professional tow company to pick up the car you’re donating to our Punta Gorda, Florida car donations program. The towing fee is on us.

Step 3: The tow company will then pick up your vehicle on the agreed date, time, and place. We will give you a donation receipt that releases you from all liability, which means you can now stop paying for your car’s insurance and registration.

We will then auction off your vehicle.  Days later after your vehicle is sold at auction, we will send you a letter, informing you about your vehicle’s sale price. Included in the letter is your sales receipt or IRS form, which you will use to claim your tax deduction when you file your taxes.

If your vehicle is sold for less than $500, you can claim as your tax deduction its selling price or its fair market value up to $500, whichever is higher. You can calculate the fair market value of the car you donated to our Punta Gorda, Florida car donations by checking the prices online for vehicles of the same make, model, year and condition as your car. You can claim a bigger tax deduction if your vehicle is sold for more than $500.

Join the fight against breast cancer by donating your vehicle to our Punta Gorda, Florida car donations program. You may contact us by calling 866-540-5069. Donate today and get your rewards, including your tax deduction!

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