Healthy Community Coalition of Greater Franklin County will offer breast cancer prevention events throughout the month of October.

At each event, women 40 and older who haven’t had a mammogram within the last year can receive financial assistance for breast health services, assistance in scheduling a mammogram or breast exam, assistance in finding a doctor, and a $25 gas card for transportation needs. In addition, medical providers will offer clinical breast exams at several of these events.

Event dates and details are as follows:

• Thursday, Oct. 6, 1-4 p.m., Food City in Livermore Falls.

• Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2-5 p.m., HCC Mobile Health Unit at the Farmington Wal-Mart. Nurse Practitioner Sue Eastler will be on board to provide clinical breast exams.

• Monday, Oct. 17, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Nurse Practitioner Sue Eastler will be present to provide clinical breast exams at Farmington Post Office. Anyone who receives assistance in scheduling a mammogram or a clinical breast exam will receive a $5 Tranten’s gift card.

• Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2-5 p.m., Dr. Kimberly Gooch will be on board to provide clinical breast exams on the HCC Mobile Health Unit at Farmington Wal-Mart.

• Monday, Oct. 24, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Dr. Kimberly Gooch will be present to provide clinical breast exams at Farmington Post Office. Anyone who receives assistance in scheduling a mammogram or a clinical breast exam will receive a $5 Tranten’s gift card.

• Monday, Oct. 31, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Farmington Post Office. Anyone who receives assistance in scheduling a mammogram will receive a $5 Tranten’s gift card. A Halloween Extravaganza will be provided at the Farmington Post Office from noon-1 p.m. with treats, music, entertainment and more. Dress up in pink or whatever you wish.

Screening are made possible through grant support from Susan G. Komen Maine.

For more information, contact Janis Walker at 779-2750.


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