Moffitt Cancer Center Receives Grant to Provide Free Mammograms to Latinas

August 25, 2015

WHO: Moffitt Cancer Center, the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center based in Florida, National Breast Cancer Foundation and JCPenney Cares.

WHAT: Moffitt’s mission is to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer. Now, with the help of a new grant from National Breast Cancer Foundation and JCPenney Cares, the cancer center will be able to provide a limited number of free mammograms to Latinas. Women would have to meet a certain set of criteria to qualify, which includes insurance and income requirements.

The mammograms are offered through Moffitt’s Yo me cuido® program. Yo me cuido provides two-hour education workshops conducted by bilingual community outreach workers in a variety of locations, such as community centers, churches, beauty salons and restaurants. Participants are educated about a variety of topics relating to breast health and overall healthy lifestyle behaviors. The goal of Yo me cuido is to improve survival rates and reduce breast cancer health disparities among Latinas through increased awareness and knowledge of breast health and healthy lifestyle behaviors, the provision of a mechanism for improving access to mammography screening, and earlier detection of breast cancer.

WHERE: Moffitt Screening & Prevention, 4117 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa, Fla. 33612       

CONTACT: For more information or to see if you qualify for a free mammogram, please contact Myriam Escobar at Myriam.Escobar@Moffitt.org or 813-745-5777. For general information about breast cancer screening, please contact Moffitt’s Patient Appointment Center at 813-745-3980.                 

About Moffitt Cancer Center
Located in Tampa, Moffitt is one of only 45 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, a distinction that recognizes Moffitt’s excellence in research, its contributions to clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Moffitt is the top-ranked cancer hospital in Florida and has been listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of the “Best Hospitals” for cancer care since 1999. With more than 4,600 team members, Moffitt has an economic impact in the state of $1.9 billion. For more information, visit MOFFITT.org, and follow the Moffitt momentum on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

About JCPenney Cares
As a company founded on the Golden Rule, JCPenney has a legacy of giving back to the communities in which its associates live and work. Through its registered non-profit, 501c (3) organization, JCPenney Cares, the company is committed to helping children succeed by keeping them safe, healthy and engaged beyond the classroom. JCPenney Cares supports local and national non-profit organizations that provide youth enrichment opportunities outside of school. Visit 
www.jcp.com/jcpcares for more information. 

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