By Alice Hohl, October 30, 2012
reprinted by permission of LincolnSquarePatch.com
500 free mammograms are being offered in November to address women in need and acknowledge that breast cancer assistance should extend beyond the month set aside to raise awareness.
The Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force will be providing more than 700 free mammograms to uninsured Chicago-area women next month in an event dubbed “Beyond October.”
The effort, a nod to needs that extend beyond Breast Cancer Awareness Month, wil lhelp address the gap between those who should receive regular screenings and those who can afford to do so.
Note: St. Bernard Hospital is offering 150 free mammograms to area women.