“DON’T MISS YOUR MAMMOGRAM!” PBCC, PA Senate Majority Leader Kim Ward, Fox Chase Cancer Center to Announce FREE Mammogram Event, Stress Importance of Early Detection

WHAT:     The PA Breast Cancer Coalition (PBCC), together with Pennsylvania Senate Majority Leader Kim Ward (R-39) and Fox Chase Cancer Center, a part of the Temple University Health System, will host a news conference urging women to schedule mammograms – screenings that could save their lives. The initiative kicks off Tuesday, March 15 at 11:00 a.m. at Fox Chase Cancer Center to cover the following topics:

  • Importance of scheduling mammograms missed during COVID-19 pandemic
  • Announcement of Get Your Mammogram event
    • Friday, April 1
    • Future site of Temple Health’s women’s hospital (Mammograms offered inside Fox Chase Cancer Center Mobile Screening Unit, in collaboration with Flyers Charities)
    • All screening mammograms will be provided at no cost to women
    • All women screened will receive $25 Walmart gift cards courtesy of the PBCC
    • Mammograms will be offered as part of a broader health fair that includes additional women’s health focused screenings and information. 

WHEN:      Tuesday, March 15

10:15 a.m. – Media tour of Fox Chase Cancer Center Mobile Mammography Unit

 11:00 a.m. – Speaking program begins                                

WHERE:   Fox Chase Cancer Center, Center Building Entrance (not the entrance with the sculpture; other side of the building)

333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA

WHO:  PA Senate Majority Leader Kim Ward (R-39), Westmoreland County

Pat Halpin-Murphy, President and Founder, PA Breast Cancer Coalition    

Michael Young, MHA, FACHE, CEO, Temple University Health System

Jonathan Chernoff, M.D., Ph.D., Cancer Center Director, Fox Chase Cancer Center

Sen. Christine Tartaglione (D-2), Philadelphia County

Lisa Collazzo, M.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Temple University Health System

The PA Breast Cancer Coalition is a 501(c)3 organization that represents, supports and serves breast cancer survivors and their families in Pennsylvania through educational programming, legislative advocacy and breast cancer research grants. The PBCC is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to finding a cure now…so our daughters don’t have to.  For more information, please call 800-377-8828 or visit www.PABreastCancer.org.

Contact:

Erica Clayton Wright
Communications Director
(412) 334-4856
ewright@pasen.gov

Natalie Kopp
Communications Director
(717) 769-2302
Natalie@PABreastCancer.org