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Mobile Mammography Program offers eight screening dates throughout October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Stamford, CT - In recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Stamford Hospital’s Mobile Mammography Program celebrates October’s “Paint the Town Pink” campaign with eight screening dates throughout Stamford.

Annually, the Mobile Mammography Program provides about 1,000 screening mammograms for uninsured and under-insured women, thanks to grants from the Breast Cancer Alliance, Clairol Division of P&G, Susan G. Komen Foundation, and the Stamford Hospital Foundation.

Women are asked to schedule their appointments in advance for the upcoming screening dates:

Saturday, October 4, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Chester Addison Community Center, 805 Atlantic St., Stamford.
Call 359-6990 to schedule an appointment.

Saturday, October 11, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Union Baptist Church, 805 Newfield Ave., Stamford.
Call 276-5990 to schedule an appointment.

Monday, October 13, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Yerwood Center, 90 Fairfield Ave., Stamford.
Call 276-5990 to schedule an appointment.

Friday, October 17, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Family Medicine Center, 1351 Washington Blvd., Stamford.
Call 621-3700 to schedule an appointment.

Monday, October 20, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Optimus Health Care, 1351 Washington Blvd., Stamford.
Call 621-3700 to schedule an appointment.

Tuesday, October 21, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Stamford Community Health Center, 805 Atlantic St., Stamford.
Call 327-5111 for an appointment.

Thursday, October 23, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Tully Health Center, 32 Strawberry Hill Court, Stamford.
Call 276-5990 for an appointment.

Saturday, October 25, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Tully Health Center, 32 Strawberry Hill Court, Stamford.
Call 276-5990 for an appointment.

Stamford Hospital will be offering additional hours for screening mammograms at the Tully Health Center and Darien Imaging Center. To be eligible for these special scheduling times, women are asked to mention the word “PINK” when making an appointment. For more information and to schedule an appointment, call (203) 276-7763.

Stamford Hospital’s Mobile Mammography Program provides screenings and follow-up services throughout the entire year. The hospital’s Women’s Breast Center at the Tully Health Center provides a full spectrum of screening, diagnosis and treatment for breast care and breast cancer. In addition, the Darien Imaging Center provides a satellite location where mammograms are available. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call (203) 276-7763.

Paint the Town Pink is a community-wide effort that runs throughout the month of October, National Breast Cancer Awareness month. Its goal is to raise awareness for breast cancer-related issues such as the importance of screening and early detection, as well as the treatment and services available in this area. The campaign is sponsored by the Stamford Hospital in conjunction with organizations throughout the communities of Stamford, Darien, New and Canaan.

For more information about Paint the Town Pink, please call (203) 276-6143 or log onto to www.paintthetownpink.org.




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