Claudia, Colombia

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Claudia Saa Cabal (1956-2009) was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004 at the age of 48. This brave woman left a legacy of love, perseverance and fight with which she acted during her disease. In 2006, with the help of a group of women also diagnosed with breast cancer and with the assistance of mastologists from Clínica del Country in Bogota, José Joaquín Caicedo Mallarino and José Fernando Robledo, decided to found AMESE. Since 2006, and without interruption, AMESE works with national and international organizations, in favor of women diagnosed with breast cancer, and also in campaigns that focus on early detection. By its main program AL PECHO NO LE DES LA ESPALDA (“DO NOT TURN YOUR BACK ON YOUR BREAST”), AMESE has achieved to send its message to many regions of Colombia, and generate the awareness of self-care for early detection, a suitable treatment and finally a greater hope of surviving breast cancer.