Breast Health Testing

Created to fund screening mammograms, the Buy A Mom A Mammogram (BAMAM®) expanded over the years to include diagnostic testing in response to community need. As best we know, ASLF is the only organization in Illinois that funds screening and diagnostic testing based solely on need. Since BAMAM was established in 2006, nearly 25,000 women have received cost-free screening mammograms and diagnostic testing. In 2020, 56 percent of tests funded were diagnostic. The cost of funding diagnostic testing is 2 to 11 times higher than screening mammography.

2020 Year End Data

2021 BAMAM Funding

March (Q1)June (Q2)Sept (Q3)Dec (Q4)YTD Total
Women Served320360680
Total Tests Funded406469875
Screening Mammograms214226440
Diagnostic Mammograms88111199
Diagnostic Tests Funded (by %)48%52% 50%


Review our 2020 Annual Report
Review our 2020 At-a-Glance Impact
Review our 2019 At-a-Glance Impact
Review our 2019 Annual Report
Community Health Care Report (2021)


I just wanted to say thank you for all your support for me. If it weren’t for your Foundation, I would have not had the funds to have further testing for an abnormal mammogram. 2020 was a very trying time for all of us, for me I had the added worry to have further testing done. If not for your help, I couldn’t have had that done. I laid awake with worry, do I take the chance on my health or worry how I will pay a bill? Your Foundation made that worry easier for me to have further procedures done. It is with my fondest appreciation that I’m saying thank you from the bottom of my heart.

I can’t thank you enough for helping me financially through my time of crisis. My husband and I are used to being on the giving end and not the receiving end, but the last two years have been so financially devastating…May God bless you all as you continue to be so generous to those in need.

I am 42 years old, and I have never had a mammogram. My husband lost his job and our insurance due to the pandemic before I was able to get my first one. I am at a higher risk as breast cancer runs in my family and I have never had children.

I had a long overdue mammogram last week! Thank you for the gift of health. It gives me and many other women the chance that all women should have. A chance to save our lives. It is truly the gift of love.”


We are grateful for the support of our generous individual donors, corporate sponsors and grantors and ensure the their valuable contributions are used to further ASLF’s mission.

2020 Revenue

2020 Expense