WHAT: Susan G. Komen San Diego, the County’s largest provider of free breast health and cancer resources and services will team up with the San Diego Chargers along with the San Diego County Medical Foundation to host a free Mammogram event for the community. Individuals who are underinsured or uninsured are encouraged to obtain breast cancer screenings at this event.
WHERE: Qualcomm Stadium Club Lounge 5 (Gate B)
WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 8 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
For further information and to inquire about qualifying: Call 858-565-8161 or firstname.lastname@example.org BEST TIME TO COVER: 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
INTERVIEWS AND VISUALS:
- Members of the community waiting in line to receive free screenings at Qualcomm Stadium.
- Mobile Mammography Units.
- Lots of people rocking pink and Chargers flare.
- Compelling interviews with breast cancer survivors including Wendy Shurelds. Wendy worked at a local university for 14 years, and was laid off, found herself without insurance and turned to Susan G. Komen San Diego for her mammogram. When she found out she had breast cancer, the organization paid for her diagnostics and for her treatments. Wendy is now a two-year breast cancer survivor.
- Laura Farmer Sherman, president & CEO, Susan G. Komen San Diego is available to speak about the importance of mammograms as well as the organization’s impact on breast cancer in San Diego County.
- Susie Spanos, breast cancer survivor and wife of San Diego Chargers Chairman of the Board Dean Spanos, who can speak to why they support the organization.
- Lorraine Hutchinson, director of community relations, Susan G. Komen San Diego and breast cancer survivor.
- Karla Lopez, Susan G. Komen San Diego. She is fluent in Spanish.
- For women without health coverage, the burden is even higher as uninsured women have a 30 to 50 percent increased risk of dying from breast cancer than those with insurance.
- We have come a long way in the fight on breast cancer. But there is still work to be done. In San Diego, 6 women a day are told the words you have breast cancer and unfortunately one woman a day passes away.
- This shouldn’t be. We know that that if caught early enough, the most common type of breast cancer is 99% survivable.