Sterling Regional MedCenter offering free mammograms
STERLING, Colo. (June 16, 2011) -- One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Getting a mammogram is one of the best things a woman can do to protect her health. A simple mammogram can find breast cancers early, when they're easier to treat and chances of survival are higher.
The American Cancer Society recommends women age 40 and older should have a mammogram every year and should continue to do so for as long as they are in good health.
Sterling Regional MedCenter is offering FREE mammograms through the Tough Enough to Wear Pink campaign with the Logan County Fair and Rodeo. Financial assistance is available for those with limited or no insurance. Individuals must meet the following criteria:
- Live in Logan County
- Have limited or no insurance to pay for exam
- At least one year since last Mammogram (unless otherwise recommended)
- Meet income guidelines (Net household income)
The Tough Enough to Wear Pink campaign was originally introduced at the National Finals Rodeo in 2004. The world’s toughest cowboys rallied to the cause and turned the Thomas and Mack Arena in Las Vegas into a sea of pink. Since then, the entire western community has embraced the idea with passion.
Join Sterling Regional MedCenter Friday, August 12, 2011 as we bring the fight against breast cancer to the Logan County Fair for the 5th annual Tough Enough to Wear Pink campaign. We will wear our pink proudly as we raise funds for breast health in our community.
For more information contact Kayedeane Samber at 521-5396 or stop by our booth at the fair.
To find out if you qualify for a FREE mammogram, please call (970) 521-3146.
About Sterling Regional MedCenter
Sterling Regional MedCenter has served the health care needs of Northeastern Colorado and the surrounding area since 1938. Sterling Regional is a 36-bed acute care hospital with state-of-the-art technology providing a full range of health care services. Sterling Regional is part of Banner Health, a nonprofit health care system based in Phoenix, Ariz., with 23 hospitals throughout the West.