Project PINK 2023: Sign up for a free mammogram screening at WBTV
WBTV is partnering with Levine Cancer Institute: Project PINK and Charlotte Radiology to provide appointments for women 40 and older.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - For the seventh year, WBTV hosted Project Pink on Friday, October 6th.
A partnership with Levine Cancer Institute: Project PINK and Charlotte Radiology provides uninsured women, 40 and older, with a free mammogram screening.
The pink mammography bus was parked in the WBTV visitor parking lot from 7:30am to 4pm.
“When you’re younger, you don’t realize how important these screenings are until you grow up and it starts affecting people you know,” Mikala Staton, Cancer Program Development Specialist with Levine Cancer, said. “We all deserve access to care.”
On top of providing access, Project Pink also provides Spanish translation for Spanish speaking patients.
Charlotte Radiology continues to urge women to begin their annual screening mammogram routine at age 40 because 22% of cancers diagnosed are in women between the ages of 40 to 49.
Despite other recommendations, studies state that starting annual mammograms at 40 saves the most lives.
Charlotte Radiology also wants to remind women that 75% of breast cancer diagnoses are in women with no family history.
To register for an upcoming screening through Project Pink, call 980-442-3056 or email LCIProjectPink@atriumhealth.org.
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