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Free mammograms for uninsured

2/28/2014, 2:28 p.m.

Women who are under-insured can get free mammograms this month if they register by March 15.

The YWCA of Greater Atlanta, St. Joseph’s Mobile Mammography program, and Innovative Women’s Healthcare are providing the free mammograms on March 29.

Eligible women must be 40 to 64 years of age and not have health insurance. There are also income requirements.

Appointments are required and can be made at 404-835-1632 before deadline.

Thomasine Leachman, manager of EncorePlus at the YWCA of Greater Atlanta, said a similar screening two years ago had a great turnout.

“The women really felt good about attending an event that gave free clinical breast exams, mammograms, food and gifts, but most of all, camaraderie,” Leachman said.

The EncorePlus breast and cervical cancer awareness program emphasizes early detection and facilitates breast and cervical cancer education for employees, churches, and community groups. For more information, visit http://ywcaatlanta.org.