ALLISTON – May 04, 2015 – This Wednesday, May 6th is the second annual Mammothon event at Stevenson Memorial Hospital. The annual Mammothon is a one-day breast screening blitz taking place simultaneously at 20 Ontario Breast Screening Program (OBSP) sites across York Region, North York and South Simcoe.
Women between the ages of 50-74 are welcome and encouraged to walk into Stevenson Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 between 7am-7pm for a fun-filled day with prizes, snacks and gift bags.
It's a walk-in, no appointment necessary, free of charge, event for women who have never had a mammogram or who have not been screened in over two years to take action and get screened.
“Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women, but only 60 percent of eligible women in Ontario are being screened for breast cancer” says Jeff Kerk, Manager of Paramedical Service. Help change this statistic and come to this year’s Mammothon event.”
Did you know?
According to Cancer Care Ontario, this disease affects one in nine women, most of whom do not have a family history of breast cancer.
For questions regarding eligibility, participating OBSP sites and locations, breast screening information and more visit www.mammothon.ca
About the Central Regional Cancer Program
One of the 13 regional programs funded by Cancer Care Ontario, the Central Regional Cancer Program operates across the Central Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) to provide residents of York Region, North York, and South Simcoe access to quality cancer services from prevention through survivorship and throughout the entire cancer journey. The Prevention and Screening team at the Regional Cancer Program provides public education on cancer prevention and raises awareness of the provincial screening guidelines for cervical, breast, and colorectal cancers.