Lyft Partners with the Brem Foundation to Offer Free Rides to Breast Cancer Screenings and Procedures [PR]
Lyft Partners with the Brem Foundation to Offer
Free Rides to Breast Cancer Screenings and Procedures
DC-Area Residents Can Receive Rides to DC area Screenings and Procedures through Lyft’s Concierge Platform
Washington, DC (May 21, 2019) -- Lyft and the Brem Foundation announced today the launch of a pilot program to offer low-income cancer patients free rides in Washington, D.C. Through the pilot program, Lyft will support the Brem Foundation with $5,000 in ride credits through the Lyft Concierge platform.
“We are thrilled to announce this unique partnership with the Brem Foundation that offers support to D.C. residents in need of breast cancer screenings and procedures,” said Steve Taylor, Regional Director of Lyft Mid-Atlantic. “Early screenings are a critical tool in breast cancer awareness. By providing rides, we are continuing our mission to support the communities we serve, and are helping passengers make early detection a priority.”
When caught early, breast cancer is over 95 percent curable; however, Washington D.C. has had the highest death rate from breast cancer for over a decade. As part of the pilot program, low-income patients in Wards 7 and 8 will receive free rides to and from their screenings and diagnostic procedures. The Brem Foundation, an organization committed to maximizing women’s chances of finding curable breast cancer through expert education about early detection, access to diagnostic tests, and physician training will join the program as an implementing partner.
"Transportation is one of the greatest barriers to underserved women accessing the breast care they need and deserve. Lyft and the Brem Foundation are going to change that,” said Andrea Wolf, President and CEO of the Brem Foundation. “Through our revolutionary partnership we are creating the nation's first and only dedicated breast-screening transportation program for underserved women. We could not be more excited or proud to be changing the breast health landscape with Lyft."
The partnership between Lyft and the Brem Foundation is a significant milestone for the transportation company. This is Lyft’s first and only ongoing program offering a consistent way to help women find breast cancer earlier. Lyft’s partnership with the Brem Foundation further enhances its commitment to small businesses and nonprofits with the potential to enact widespread change through innovative programs.
Lyft was founded in 2012 by Logan Green and John Zimmer to improve people’s lives with the world’s best transportation, and is available to 95 percent of the United States population as well as select cities in Canada. Lyft is committed to effecting positive change for our cities by offsetting carbon emissions from all rides, and by promoting transportation equity through shared rides, bikeshare systems, electric scooters, and public transit partnerships.
About Brem Foundation
The Brem Foundation maximizes women’s chances of finding curable breast cancer through expert education about early detection, access to diagnostic tests, and physician training. The Brem Foundation works tirelessly to ensure that more people in the DC area are diagnosed early, with the highest chance of survival.