White House Author
Myriam Escobar is a Community Outreach Worker at Moffitt Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center. Ms. Escobar delivers a program in the Tampa Bay area in Florida, called Yo me cuido® (I take care of myself). The program teaches and motivates Hispanic women to take care of themselves through early detection and by living a healthy lifestyle with an emphasis on breast cancer prevention. To date, Yo me cuido ® has reached over 2,000 women. The program visits women in their churches, work sites, neighborhoods, support groups, apartment complexes, beauty salons, schools, and libraries. One marker of its success is that of the women Ms. Escobar works with who are age 40 and older, 48% have had the appropriate mammography screening.