Jen Beattie and Sutter Health raise awareness for breast health

Last week, the entire Bay FC team came together to discuss an important women’s health matter. As a teammate and young woman, Jen Beattie chose to share her story of being diagnosed with breast cancer at the early age of 29. Diagnosed in 2020 during the pandemic, Jen fought and won this battle, sharing with the team how important it is to stay on top of their preventative care.

Sutter Health, Bay FC’s official healthcare provider, demonstrated their support for Jen and her journey by providing the team with a visit from their Mobile Mammography Van. While the “MMV” is not recommended to provide mammograms to women under 40, the Bay FC players were able to receive educational materials and see mammography machines up close to better understand preventative breast health measures. This way, the players can be ambassadors for women in their lives that may be of age to receive mammograms. The MMV made an appearance for Bay FC fans at PayPal Park for the home match on Friday, May 24 to promote similar preventative measures.

Jen is also working with a local nonprofit organization, Pink Ribbon Good, to bring awareness to breast health. In parallel, Sutter Health will work to provide Jen and the team with continuous opportunities to best support their health journey. The month of October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, will be another opportunity for Jen and the MMV to appear within the community to share her powerful story.