Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

Diaz-Balart Honors District 25 Breast Cancer Survivor, Community Leader

Nov 5, 2009
Press Release

For Immediate Release:

MIAMI—This week, Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) honored Breast Cancer Survivor Andrea Ivory of Miami Lakes with a Congressional Recognition for her leadership in the community and her willingness and dedication to helping others. 

Andrea Ivory is the Founder and Executive Director of the Florida Breast Health Initiative.  In late 2006, she along with her husband Willie Ivory started the organization, which is dedicated to educating women about the importance of breast health and provides them with the resources to battle the disease.  The group works to reach out to uninsured women in low-income areas who cannot afford mammograms.  Staff and volunteers have knocked on more than 20,000 doors in Miami Gardens, Opa-locka, Hialeah and Northwest Miami-Dade and have offered women the opportunity to be screened in mobile mammogram units and receive other low-cost services.  To date, they have facilitated over 600 free or low-cost mammograms, and as a result, discovered four cases of cancer.  

Andrea was recently selected as one of CNN’s Top 10 Heroes of 2009.  To read her story and vote for her to be CNN’s Hero of 2009, please visit:  

For more information on the Florida Breast Health Initiative, please visit:

PHOTO ATTACHED: Andrea Ivory receives a Congressional Recognition from Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart in Miami.