Helping Hands: The Brem Foundation
At Eastern Motors, we believe in the power of community and the importance of supporting organizations that make a difference. One such organization that has been doing remarkable work in Washington, D.C. for the past two decades is the Brem Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to raising awareness about breast cancer and improving the lives of those affected.
For Rachel Brem, the founder of the Brem Foundation, the mission to advocate for breast cancer awareness began at the tender age of 12. Her determination was fueled by a personal tragedy – her mother’s diagnosis with breast cancer at the age of 33, with a prognosis of just six months to live. Against the odds, her mother’s resilience allowed her to live for 44 years.
Rachel Brem’s personal encounter with breast cancer occurred while she was working as a director of breast imaging in the 1980s. In a twist of fate, she diagnosed herself while testing ultrasound equipment one evening.
This life-changing experience led her to establish the Brem Foundation, driven by the conviction that early detection and quality treatment could save lives. The foundation’s core principles revolve around education, access, and advocacy. They work diligently to ensure that women in underserved communities throughout D.C. have the necessary support and resources.
In Washington, D.C., a city with the highest breast cancer mortality rate in the country, the Brem Foundation strives to break down access barriers and provide free rides for women to attend critical appointments. Their work is a testament to their commitment to ensuring that no woman must choose between healthcare and basic necessities like food or rent.
Recently, 7News and Joel Bassam from Easterns Automotive Group joined hands to support the Brem Foundation. In the form of a $2,200 donation, this Helping Hands will enable the foundation to extend its services for early detection, ultimately saving women’s lives. The surprise donation exemplifies the Eastern Motors commitment to uplifting the community and fostering positive change.
At Eastern Motors, we stand by the Brem Foundation and its unwavering dedication to breast cancer awareness. Together, we believe in the strength of community support to make a difference in the lives of women affected by this disease.