Causes we support
Founded in 2005 by Monica Serra, the Instituto Se Toque is a not for profit organization certified as an OSCIP (Public Interest Social Organization) (D.O.U [Federal Official Gazette] dated 02/09/2010), engaged in promoting health through education focused on breast cancer. Owed to environmental factors, the increased life expectancy and the adoption of harmful health habits, the number of cancer cases has increased at a frightening rate throughout the world, and breast cancer is no exception.
Therefore, the Institute strives to develop strategies and methodologies for the purpose of contributing toward reducing the occurrence and mortality of the disease through means of health education. The health education projects of Touch Yourself are always conducted from schools in the public school system, also involving communities that live in the surrounding areas – most of which are located in vulnerable areas of the city, where modern health care centers are unavailable. We work in the city of São Paulo, at all times in conjunction with the Municipal Health and Education Departments, because we believe that a highly complex issue such as breast cancer requires joint efforts to achieve the desired impact and have a long lasting effect.