News Releases / 2014
Free Mammograms and Education offered at Community Outreach Day in Oxnard
Ventura, California, 11/03/2014
Community Memorial Health System’s Healthy Women’s Program is hosting a Community Outreach Day which offers free mammograms and healthcare education to the first 35 women who qualify. This event will take place at the Center for Family Health in Ventura on Saturday, November 15.
The women will arrive early at the CFH office at 138 West Main Street, Suite E in Ventura where they will be transported to The Breast Center at Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura, and then back to the Centers office.
In 2013, an estimated 234,580 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 Healthy Women’s Program provided through Community Memorial Health System benefits women in the community who are uninsured, under-insured or lack funds to pay for mammograms and follow-up treatment, if necessary.
“These women have nowhere else in the county to go to get these services; that’s why they come to us,” said Patty Jimenez, Healthy Women’s Program Outreach Coordinator.
“I was due for my yearly mammogram…this program was a blessing to me.”
“A special thank you for the services this program offers, I am completely satisfied. My appreciation to everyone who helps fund this much need program.”
The Healthy Women’s 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, call 805/651-2661. For more information on the Healthy Women’s Program visit www.cmhshealth.org/healthywomen.