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Free Breast Cancer Screening in Idaho

Partnership with Susan G. Komen for the Cure benefits Idaho women

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Kristen Glundberg-Prossor
(206) 328-7714
Kristen.glundberg-prossor@ppgnw.org


Published: 03.01.10| Updated: 03.01.10

BOISE—Planned Parenthood is teaming up with the Boise Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure to offer free breast cancer screenings this year in two Idaho communities. Funds are also being made available to assist women needing additional screenings beyond their initial exam.

Planned Parenthood’s “One Stop” traveling licensed medical team will offer the exams March 10 and March 17 between 9 am and 11am in Boise. The team will also be in Twin Falls once a month starting in April.  It’s the third year for the “One Stop” program and the seventh year Planned Parenthood has offered free breast exams with the help of the Boise Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

“We’re always proud to work with Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure,” said Rebecca Poedy, Vice President of External Affairs for Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest. “Both agencies work hard every day to make health care more accessible to women.”

Breast cancer is the second most common form of cancer in women and is the number one cause of cancer death in Hispanic women. Approximately one in eight American women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. Currently, more than 40 thousand American women die of breast cancer each year.

The next free screenings will be offered on March 10th and March 17th from 9am to 11am at the Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest health center at 3668 N. Harbor Lane and State Street.  Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome. Appointments can be made by calling (208) 376-9300.

Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest is the region’s leading sexual and reproductive health care provider and advocate. We believe everyone has the right to choose when or whether to have a child, and that every child should be wanted and loved. Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest operates 28 health centers in Alaska, Idaho, and western Washington, providing medical services and sexuality education for thousands of women, men, and teenagers each year. Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest is a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization.  We rely heavily on support from donors to help sustain responsible reproduction.

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