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Planned Parenthood Offers Free Breast Exams in Boise on Monday, June 27, 2011

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: 06.20.11| Updated: 06.20.11

BOISE—Planned Parenthood is teaming up with the Boise affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure to offer free breast cancer screening in Boise on Monday, June 27th .  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 on Monday, June 27th between 9 am and noon.  It is the eighth year Planned Parenthood has offered free breast exams with the help of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.  The “One Stop” also includes a voucher system to financially assist uninsured women who are identified as needing an ultrasound, mammogram or second opinion.

“We’re always proud to work with Susan G. Komen for the Cure,” said Rebecca Poedy, Vice President of External Affairs for Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest. “Both agencies work diligently to make health care more accessible and affordable for Idaho women.  Early screening is critical:  98 percent of women treated for early stage breast cancer, before it spreads, are alive five years later.” 

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 40,000 American women die of breast cancer each year.

The next free screenings will be offered on Monday, June 27th 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.

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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 30 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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