October 10, 2003

Y-ME San Diego Launches New Breast Cancer Screening Project Targeting Hispanic Women in San Diego County

Y-ME San Diego has received funding from the Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization and AVON to launch a two-year breast cancer-screening project in San Diego County. The project, A Day For You, will target uninsured and underinsured Hispanic women residing in San Diego County.

Women age 40 and older, who are uninsured or underinsured, will also receive free on-site clinical breast exams and screening mammograms.

According to Irene Lopez, Vice-Chair of Y-ME San Diego’s Board of Directors, “Many times, a woman has to make two or more trips to various locations to get a complete breast cancer screening. One visit to the clinic to make an appointment, another visit to the clinic to get their clinical breast exam, and another visit to the hospital to get their mammogram. For many of the women we serve, it’s nearly impossible for them to get time off of work—let alone arrange for childcare and transportation—for two or three separate appointments. We know that women are much more likely to focus on taking care of their family than to engage in cancer screening activities when they feel healthy. It’s exciting to be able to offer women a comprehensive breast cancer screening in a comfortable setting designed to promote awareness about women’s health issues.”

A Day for You / Un Dia Para Ti

— Date & Time:  October 10th  8:30 am - 5:00 pm. Location:  Vista Community Clinic (North San Diego County). Cost:  FREE

For more information contact Natasha at 619/407-1220 x167 or Bertha Tiznado, Health Programs Coordinator, at 760/839-1491

A Day for You / Un Dia Para Ti — Date & Time:  October 13th  8:30 am - 5:00 pm. Location:  Operation Samahan Clinic in National City. Cost:  FREE

For more information please contact Irene Gallardo at 619/474-2284 x313 or Bertha Tiznado, Health Programs Coordinator, at 760/839-1491.

A Day for You / Un Dia Para Ti — Date & Time:  October 24th  8:30 am - 5:00 pm. Location:  Operation Samahan Clinic in Mira Mesa (Central San Diego). Cost: FREE

A Day for You / Un Dia Para Ti — Date & Time:  October 27th  8:30 am - 5:00 pm. Location:  Operation Samahan Clinic in National City (South Bay). Cost: FREE

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