Memorial Hospital healthcare professionals are working together to enhance the quality of
life for women in our area by providing free mammograms and physicals for women who qualify
through the Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the Avon Foundation for Women Breast Health Outreach
Program. Pictured, from left, Missy McMurrer, receptionist; Shannon Hennessy, mammography expert;
Darcie Schaffer, Case Coordinator Healthy Women, Maternal and Family Health Services;
Nikki Jenner, Medical Assistant; and Timothy Powell, MD, Board Certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist.
Maternal and Family Health Services, in partnership with the Twin Tiers affiliate of
Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the Avon Foundation for Women Breast Health Outreach
Program is proud to announce Free Breast Screenings and Mammograms for those who qualify.
Free mammograms will be offered Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at the Imaging Center at Memorial Hospital in Towanda, PA.
Timothy Powell, M.D., Board Certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist with Memorial
Hospital's Community Health Associates LLC will provide the breast examinations.
Eligible women will receive both the breast exam and the mammogram free of charge.
Appointments can be made by calling 1-877-MAMMO 4 U (1-877-626-6648).
Transportation assistance is available.
Participants must meet the following eligibility requirements:
- Ages 40 - 64 (Individuals under 40 who meet eligibility guidelines, have high risk factors,
or have a family history of breast cancer may also be eligible).
- No medical insurance or limited insurance with a high deductible.
- Low to moderate income, for example: $27,925 for 1 person, $37,825 for a family two
- United States citizen
Maternal and Family Health Services offers programs that empower women to seek early detection and
treatment of breast cancer by removing the financial barriers to breast health services for
low-income or uninsured women in Northeast Pennsylvania. For more information or to obtain
free breast health services, please call 1-877-Mammo-4-U (1-877-626-6648).
"Mammograms are a powerful tool for the early diagnosis of breast cancer," said Bette Cox Saxton,
President & CEO, Maternal and Family Health Services. "Many women who lack adequate health
insurance are not able to afford a mammogram. The programs we offer help remove the financial
barriers to care and empower women to seek the screenings and care that could save their lives."
Maternal and Family Health Services is a non-profit health and human service agency working to
improve the health of Pennsylvania women and children by offering programs that prevent disease and promote wellness.
The agency oversees a network of health and nutrition services in 16 Pennsylvania counties,
serving over 125,000 individuals annually through the following core programs: Women,
Infants and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program; Family Planning Program; Healthy Beginnings
Plus Prenatal Program; the Nurse-Family Partnership Program and the Healthy Woman Cancer Screening Program.
For more information, visit the MFHS websites at: www.mfhs.org or www.safeteens.org, or call 1-800-367-6347.
To make an appointment for the free breast exam and mammogram, please call 1-877-MAMMO 4 U (1-877-626-6648).
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