Jackie Jackson, from Enderby BC, is a Breast Cancer Survivor. After her mastectomy in Canada, Jackie was fortunate to be able to purchase a prosthesis and to begin her healing journey. When visiting in Mexico, Jackie learned there was very limited help for Mexican women surviving breast cancer. She decided she would bring down donations and supplies to the women in Nayarit. In 1996 Jackie gave away 28 prosthetics. That was the beginning of the Cancer de Mama Clinic!
In 2009, the Clinic moved into the La Penita RV Park, where it grew steadily for the next seven years. Wanting to be more deeply embedded in the Mexican community, in 2016 the Clinic successfully transitioned to its new home, in the Senior Centre in downtown La Penita.
Now, more than 200 Mexican, Canadian and American volunteers annually contribute their time, energy and financial support to make the Cancer de Mama Clinic the thriving success that it is today. From very humble beginnings, each year between five and six hundred Breast Cancer Survivors are now helped at our three-day Clinic held every February!