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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.

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