Monday, October 3, 2016 || By COMMUNITY EDITOR || @maywoodnews
According to the 2016 Ford Warriors in Pink Survey, nearly all Americans (98 percent) “are aware breast cancer is a serious health threat; 98 percent recognize that it affects women, while 89 percent recognize it affects men.”
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so organizations like Ford Warriors are taking to media platforms like the Today Show to broadcast messages of prevention and wellness.
Westlake Hospital, 1225 W. Lake St., in Melrose Park is celebrating the month by offering free mammograms, as it does every year, to residents living in the west suburbs.
All participants must be at least 4o years old, or between 35 and 40 with a strong family history of breast cancer, and are required to some proof of residency, such as a photo ID, driver’s license or utility bill.
All FREE screenings must be scheduled and take place in October. A physician’s order is also required. Call (708) 783-5000 to setup a screening mammogram today. Space is limited. VFP