Cynthia Hume, manager of claims Blue Card, has been recognized at the Community Quilting Center Inc.'s Phenomenal Women of Omaha celebration.
The Community Quilting Center provides handmade quilts with the pink breast cancer ribbon to Community Breast Health Navigator patients who are diagnosed with breast cancer. A woman who receives a quilt may be going through chemo, radiation, surgery, etc. The blanket is a reminder of hope and the continued fight to end breast cancer.
As a Community Breast Health Navigator and a team lead for the program, Cynthia is trained to help patients receive and understand the information they need in order to make good decisions about their breast health. Navigators can accompany women to appointments at any health care facility in Douglas or Sarpy Counties.
With this outstanding service, it comes as no surprise that Cynthia was chosen to be an honoree. The Quilting Center’s subcommittee entered the names of women whom they saw as active members of the community.
“As an 11-year breast cancer survivor, receiving this award is special to me,” said Cynthia. “Several women I knew personally lost their battle against breast cancer and I made a promise to do more. Twenty-four Nebraskans are diagnosed each week with breast cancer; four Nebraskans die each week from breast cancer. My purpose is to educate and be an advocate and receiving the Phenomenal Woman award confirms that I am keeping my promise and making an impact in the community.”
Congratulations Cynthia, and thank you from all of us at BCBSNE for your commitment to our community.