Chapel Hill, NC-In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Planned Parenthood of Central North Carolina is giving back to the community, which has given them so much. During the month of October, the local non-profit is offering life-saving breast and cervical cancer (PAP) screenings for only $50, a savings of more than $100. This time limited offer is made possible in large part because of donations the affiliate received earlier this year in support of their breast health services.
In response to media attention drawn to Planned Parenthood’s potential loss of breast cancer prevention funding, thousands of donors previously unknown to the organization made significant contributions to affiliates across the country. North Carolina was no exception. The Planned Parenthood affiliate in Chapel Hill, Planned Parenthood of Central North Carolina, received roughly $20,000 within a two-week period from almost 500 donors, the vast majority of whom had never given to the organization.
“We were simply bowled over by the outpouring of support we received when people heard that Planned Parenthood affiliates might lose vital breast cancer prevention services,” said Paige Johnson, spokeswoman for the local affiliate. She continued, “We thought the best way to show our gratitude would be to provide even greater access to lifesaving cancer screening to women right here in North Carolina.” The organizationfirst launched their giving-back to the community program in their Fayetteville health center this May in honor of National Women’s Health Week.
Planned Parenthood of Central North Carolina’s health centers offers a wide range of preventive health services, including clinical breast exams, cervical cancer screenings (Pap tests), birth control, diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases and the HPV vaccine. Bilingual Health Center staff offers confidential services with flexible hours. Appointments are available evenings and weekends, and walk-ins are welcome.
The discount offer is valid October 1-31 at the Planned Parenthood Chapel Hill and Fayetteville health centers only. To schedule an appointment, call 866-942-7762 or visit ppcentralnc.org for more information.