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News Releases / 2009

Mammograms provided Free to Women

Fillmore, California, 08/24/2009

Thirty-five women will be scheduled to receive free mammograms and healthcare education on Saturday, September 12. The women will arrive early Saturday morning at the Center for Family Health office located in Fillmore where they will be transported to The Breast Center at Community Memorial Hospital, and then back to the Center for Family Health.

In 2008, an estimated 182,460 new cases of breast cancer occurred in the United States, and early detection and awareness is the key to fighting this life-threatening disease. The Mammography & Cervical Cancer Screening Program provided through Community Memorial Health System benefits women in the community who are uninsured, under-insured or lack the funds to pay for mammograms and follow-up treatment, if necessary.

“These women have nowhere else in the county to go get these services; that’s why they come to us,” said Petra Luna, education manager for Centers for Family Health.

The Mammography Cervical Cancer Screening Program is made possible through funds raised by the Community Memorial Healthcare Foundation’s annual Gold Dust Gala, along with the generous support of the Wallis Foundation.

To find out if you qualify for this program and be scheduled on September 12, call 805/651-2661. For more information on the Mammography & Cervical Cancer Screening Program visit www.cmhshealth.org/outreach.