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Rides Save Lives

We have partnered with Lyft to provide affordable and reliable transportation services to Chicago area women of color going to and from medical facilities for breast health appointments. 

 

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About the Partnership

The tgin Foundation partnered with the transportation network company, Lyft, to provide affordable and reliable transportation services for Chicago area women of color, going to and from medical facilities for breast health appointments, ranging from screenings to treatments. 

Lyft awarded the grant to the tgin Foundation to aid the Foundation’s mission to support African American women undergoing treatment for breast cancer, highlight the impact of health disparities on survivor outcomes, and stress the importance of early detection for women under the age of 40. 

In the city of Chicago, Black women are 42% more likely to die from breast cancer than the general population. This partnership will help eliminate transportation barriers that prevent women from obtaining a clinical breast exam, mammogram, attending follow-up visits or seeking treatment. We will provide roundtrip Lyft ride credits to and from your medical facility (up to $15 each way).

1 %

of patients identified poor access to a vehicle as a barrier that could results in missing a cancer treatment. 

 

Journal Cancer Practice

1 %

of cancer patients may experience transportation problems at an increased rate of 19% compared to the general population. 

 

Clin Colorectal Cancer

1 %

of patients reported cost of transit as a main transportation barrier to treatment. 

 

J Community Health

transportation shouldn't stand between you and your breast health.

FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

To receive the free lyft credits, applicants must be women of color seeking transportation to a clinical breast exam, mammogram, chemo, attending a follow-up visit or seeking treatment in the Chicagoland area.

In the city of Chicago, Black women are 42% more likely to die from breast cancer than the general population. This partnership will help eliminate transportation barriers that prevent women from obtaining a clinical breast exam, mammogram, attending follow-up visits or seeking treatment. 

The tgin Foundation’s mission is to support uninsured women undergoing treatment for breast cancer, highlight the impact of health disparities on survivor outcomes, and stress the importance of early detection for women under the age of 40.

The tgin foundation is dedicated to supporting women of color undergoing treatment for breast cancer, highlighting the impact of health disparities on survivor outcomes, and stressing the importance of early detection for women under the age of 40. Therefore, to best align with our mission we are eliminating the transportation barrier that affects many African Americans in the Chicagoland area. 

The lyft credits are available to not only breast cancer survivors but also women obtaining a clinical breast exam, mammogram, attending follow-up visits or seeking treatment.

The applicants must visit tginfoundation.org and submit a short form with information about themselves and their transportation needs. Following their submission, a tgin Foundation representative will reach out to them with their code.

You can visit tginfoundation.org to learn more about the foundation. You can also follow us on instagram at @tginfoundation

Yes, you will need to be able to access a lyft account in order to use the free credits.