October 27th Benefit: For the Girls Dinner & Auction w/Dr. Beth Sieling


October Breast Cancer Awareness Event 'For the Girls' to Highlight the Impact of Dense Breast Tissue.

Back for her 4th year is Breast Surgeon Dr. Beth Sieling as Guest Auctioneer and the Are You Dense Inc. 2017 Esther Award Honoree for her relentless advocacy for women and men diagnosed with breast cancer and their families. 

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Join us for an evening of Exposing Secrets and discovering what's hidden inside!  Friday, October 27th 6-10PM at the Courtyard Marriott, Grand Street, Waterbury CT.

Tickets $40.00 - Cheese and fruit display, plated Dinner, Live 'Secret' Auction, Raffle, Dessert Auction and Vendors too.  Music by "Twist of Lime".

Purchase Tickets online HERE ($40.00 plus 3.00 credit card fee) or

contact [email protected] or by phone 203-206-4350 or [email protected]

Sponsorship information here. 

Vendor Information here.

Poster here. 



1000.00 Challenge Grant:


Pictures from For the Girls 2016

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Please browse the website further to learn about dense breast tissue, use the available resources, read and share stories and consider making a donation to help expose this BEST-KEPT SECRET about the limitations of mammography alone to detect cancer in women with dense breast tissues.

Are You Dense, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) public charity. IRS Tax ID 26-3643216. All donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

  • Are You Dense? Fact #1:

    Breast density is one of the strongest predictors of the failure of mammography screening to detect cancer.

  • Are You Dense? Fact #2:

    Two-thirds of pre-menopausal women and 1/4 of post menopausal women have dense breast tissue. 

  • Are You Dense? Fact #3:

    Adding more sensitive tests to mammography significantly increase detection of invasive cancers that are small and node negative.

  • Are You Dense? Fact #4:

    Cancer turns up five times more often in women with extremely dense breasts than those with the most fatty tissue.

  • Are You Dense? Fact #5:

    While a mammogram detects 98% of cancers in women with fatty breasts, it finds only 48% in women with the densest breasts.

  • Are You Dense? Fact #6:

    A woman at average risk and a woman at high risk have an EQUAL chance of having their cancer masked by mammogram.

  • Are You Dense? Fact #7:

    Women with dense breasts who had breast cancer have a four times higher risk of recurrence than women with less-dense breasts.

  • Are You Dense? Fact #8:

    A substantial proportion of Breast Cancer can be attributed to high breast density alone.

  • Are You Dense? Fact #9:

    There are too many women who are unaware of their breast density, believe their “Happy Gram” when it reports no significant findings and are at risk of receiving a later stage cancer diagnosis.