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89 Women Celebrate Mardi Gras with Mammograms
Date:3/3/2010

TACOMA, Wash., March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The famous beads were handed out left and right, but it was for a much more important purpose than for what the day is typically known.  The Breast Cancer Partnership of Tacoma gave new meaning to the usual Mardi Gras celebration when 89 underserved and uninsured women were given access to mammograms on Feb. 16 at the Carol Milgard Breast Center.  For many, all ranging in age from 40 to 64, this was their first opportunity for a mammogram, due to a lack of health care coverage.

In a fun and non-threatening atmosphere these women — who otherwise would not have access to this critical component in their own health — received mammograms, important breast health education and pampering spa treatments.

"It's vital that we keep the importance of breast health awareness at the forefront of women's minds throughout the year, not just during one particular month," says Marcy Parsons, clinical operations director of the Carol Milgard Breast Center.  "Given the response we had for this particular event, especially during a month that doesn't have an emphasis on breast health and prevention, it speaks volumes to both the success of the event and to the need for preventative health services within the underserved populations of our community."

This is the second such event held at the center in the past four months; last October over 60 women were assisted by the collaborative efforts of the Breast Cancer Partnership of Tacoma.

"This event brings to life the mission of the Carol Milgard Breast Center, which is providing breast health exams for all, regardless of their financial status," adds Parsons.  "We thank each of the members of the Breast Cancer Partnership of Tacoma for their commitment to these women."

The Carol Milgard Breast Center is a collaboration between MultiCare Health System and the Franciscan Health System.  It is managed by TRA Medical Imaging.

The Breast Cancer Partnership of Tacoma founding members include the Carol Milgard Breast Center; Franciscan Health System; MultiCare Health System; Breast Cancer Resource Center; Breast and Cervical Health Program of Pierce County; Korean Women's Association; American Cancer Society of Pierce County; and Puget Sound Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

For more information, visit www.carolmilgardbreastcenter.org or call (253) 761-4200.

SOURCE Carol Milgard Breast Center

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