Eloise Crayton (BSN,RN,MA) is a retired registered nurse who worked with low income uninsured and under-insured women most of her career. During that time she encountered numerous women who did not have access to preventive health screening. These experiences have resulted in her passion for the breast cancer cause and commitment to annual screenings and breast health education for low-income uninsured and underinsured women in the St. Louis community. Upon retirement, January 2007, Mrs. Crayton joined the fight against breast cancer by working with The Breakfast Club Inc. as Program Director and Grant Writer.
Faith On The Move Program
Partners with the Siteman Cancer Center and the BJC mammography van, Missouri Baptist Mobile Mammography Van and Mercy Hospital Mammography Van want to give free mammograms to women who have no insurance or who are under-insured. The program services women who live in North St. Louis City and County where the incidence of late-stage breast cancer is higher. Churches schedule the van and make appointments for the women. Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome. Women are encouraged to bring any health insurance card they may have. Please refer to the Faith on the Move brochure for the schedule.
Contact Carolyn Vaughn, Coordinator at 314-972-8883 for more information.
Breast Health Buddy Program
The Breakfast Club Buddies are Sha Fields, Ella Jones, Jan Bordeaux and Diane Stevenson and Pearl Clair (not pictured). The Buddies also visits local beauty shops and senior residences to encourage women to seek mammography screenings. For more information, contact Eloise Crayton at 314-972-8883.
Healthy Eating and Lifestyle Program
The buddies are Linda Blake, Janice Jones, Brenda Carter and Jan Bordeaux. This program provides nutrition classes, health education, referrals to the YMCA, and two shopping visits to the grocery store. To enroll: contact Brenda F. Carter, Program Director The Breakfast Club, Inc. - 314-972-8883