BOISE—Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and Susan G. Komen for the Cure are working together again to offer free breast cancer screening at the Planned Parenthood Health Center in Boise on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 between 9 am and noon. Vouchers for mammograms will be made available to assist women needing additional screenings beyond their initial exam.
“We’re gratified to once again be working with Susan G. Komen for the Cure in Idaho,” said Rebecca Poedy, Chief Administrative Officer for Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest. “Komen funding enables us to provide necessary screening for women who would otherwise not have access or be able to afford it. That’s the power of our partnership.”
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 screening will be offered on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 between 9 am and noon at the Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest Health Center located 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.