Moffitt Cancer Center Receives Grant to Provide Free Mammograms and Navigation to Women in Need

July 14, 2016

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

WHAT: Moffitt’s mission is to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer. With the continued support from the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF), the cancer center has received a $50,000 grant that will provide a limited number of free mammograms to women in need. Women must meet certain criteria to qualify, which includes insurance and income requirements.

The program is intended to reduce barriers to care and offers the services of a Community Patient Navigator who will be able to navigate patients into screening and treatment if needed.  As barriers to access are identified, such as transportation and language needs, the navigator will provide the needed support. 

CONTACT: For more information or to see if you qualify for a free mammogram, please contact Laura Palacios, Community Patient Navigator, at Laura.Palacios@Moffitt.org or 813-745-5676. For general information about breast cancer screening, please call Moffitt’s Patient Appointment Center at 1-888-MOFFITT (1-888-663-3488).                

About Moffitt Cancer Center
Moffitt is dedicated to one lifesaving mission: to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer. One of the three largest cancer centers in the United States based on patient volume, the Tampa-based facility is one of only 47 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. Moffitt devotes more than 2 million square feet to research and patient care. With more than 5,000 team members, Moffitt has an economic impact in the state of $1.9 billion. For more information, call 1-888-MOFFITT (1-888-663-3488), visit MOFFITT.org, and follow the Moffitt momentum on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

About National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.® (NBCF)
Recognized as one of the leading breast cancer organizations in the world, NBCF’s mission is to help women now by providing help and inspiring hope to those affected by breast cancer through early detection, education and support services. A recipient of Charity Navigator’s highest 4-star rating for 11 years, NBCF provides women Help for Today…Hope for Tomorrow® through its National Mammography Program, Beyond The Shock®, Early Detection Plan, and breast cancer research programs. For more information, please visit www.nbcf.org

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