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).