Miami Beach Offers Free Mammograms for Women Without Health Insurance
The City of Miami Beach has partnered with Liga Contra El Cancer and H3: health.hope.healing to offer free mammograms to women without health insurance on Friday, Oct. 20 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. when the mammogram bus rolls into the North Shore Branch Library parking lot at 7501 Collins Ave.
“Breast cancer no longer has to be a death sentence, but the recovery prognosis is much greater when the disease is caught early,” explained Miami Beach Commissioner Alex Fernandez. “We owe it to the women in our lives to make sure early detection is available in our community to every woman regardless of whether they have health insurance.”
Appointments are required to receive a mammogram. They are open to low-income women between the ages of 40 to 60 who do not have health insurance and do not have breast implants. To register for an appointment, call 786.353.1944.
“Our commitment to providing free mammograms reflects our unwavering dedication to ensuring that healthcare is a right, not a privilege,” Fernandez said. “Let us stand together to support those women who may otherwise be overlooked and undetected.”
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration reports that one out of eight women in the United States will develop breast cancer during their lifetime. More than 40,000 women die from breast cancer each year, according to the agency.