Local resource to help women battling cancer at little to no cost

Local resource to help women battling cancer at little to no cost
Local women battling cancer at little to no cost

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Cancer impacts so many people in our community, but some local women are suffering in silence.

There’s a local resource that’s been around for decades that can help local women with breast or cervical cancer at little to no cost.

  • A local woman reveals how a chance encounter connected her to the program that saved her life.
  • Learn how you or your loved ones can qualify.

Last year, Leslie Vonada feared the worst after finding a lump in her breast during a self-exam.

Vonada said, “I was scared to death with fear; it stopped me from doing anything for a little while," she said, "because first of all I did not have insurance and I didn’t know where to go.”

Months went by before a discovery at her restaurant job led to a life-changing decision.

“I found a flyer at the end of the day when I was cleaning up that had the Early Detection Breast and Cervical Cancer Health Department number on it and I called them,” Vonada said.