SAN DIEGO – April 25, 2017 – The San Diego Padres and Padres Foundation are partnering with Susan G. Komen San Diego, the County’s largest funder of free breast cancer services and support and the only organization providing qualified people the free services they need for every step of the breast cancer journey, on a free mammogram event on Saturday, May 13 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Petco Park.
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“The Padres and Padres Foundation are proud to support Susan G. Komen San Diego as they work to provide free, life-saving mammograms to our community,” said Padres Senior Vice President, Community and Military Affairs Tom Seidler. “We value the relationship we have with Komen San Diego and are pleased to be able to work hand in hand toward their mission to save lives and end breast cancer forever.”
In San Diego, six women a day are diagnosed with breast cancer and unfortunately one woman a day passes away from this disease; however, if discovered early enough, the most common type of breast cancer has a nearly 99 percent survival rate.
The May 13 event at Petco Park will provide free mammograms and clinical breast exams for people in San Diego County who do not have health insurance or who are under insured. Those who are eligible for a free screening at this event include women who are over 40 years of age and had their last mammogram at least one full year ago (365 days ago or longer), or those who are under 40 years of age and are experiencing symptoms. If it hasn’t been a full year since your last mammogram and you need assistance, please dial 2-1-1 to speak to a Komen San Diego breast health specialist who can direct you appropriately. All participants will also receive a primary medical placement and be linked to a medical home, which is important for following up each year. Additional breast health information will also be available.
“We are so grateful for the support of community leaders like the Padres who are stepping up to the plate in the fight against breast cancer in San Diego County,” said Laura Farmer Sherman, president and CEO, Susan G. Komen San Diego.
EVENT CALENDAR DETAILS:
What: San Diego Padres Mammogram Event with Susan G. Komen San Diego
Where: Petco Park, Park at the Park
Enter via the East Village Gate on 10th Ave. at K Street.
When: Saturday, May 13, 2017
Time: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Cost: FREE to those who qualify
Parking: Complimentary parking is available in the Lexus Premier Lot (located on the corner of Park Blvd. and Imperial Ave.), on a first-come, first-serve basis. MAP: http://bit.ly/2p1cBqz
To pre-register and to inquire about qualifying, please call (858) 573-2760 x 103.
With more than $1.2 million invested this year alone, Komen San Diego provides free diagnostic mammograms, life-saving screenings, temporary financial aid for living expenses, transportation, meal deliveries, education and more. Next to the U.S. government, Susan G. Komen is the largest funder of breast cancer research in the world.
Community Health Imaging Centers and Mobile Mammography Inc. will provide mammography coaches along with the following participating health clinics: Family Health Centers of San Diego, Family Medical Clinic and La Maestra. For more information on where you can get mammograms, visit www.komensandiego.org.
ABOUT SUSAN G. KOMEN SAN DIEGO®:
Since its inception in 1995, Susan G. Komen San Diego has granted more than $18 million to fund global research and local non-profits that provide everything from free diagnostic mammograms, meal delivery, temporary financial aid, transportation and more. Komen has set a Bold Goal to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the U.S. by 2026. Seventy-five percent of every dollar raised in San Diego stays in San Diego County to fund breast health services for uninsured and underinsured women and their families. The remaining 25 percent funds international breast cancer research. In fact, next to the U.S. government, Susan G. Komen® is the largest funder of breast cancer research in the world. For more information, please visit www.komensandiego.org. Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter and Instagram.