STAMFORD, Conn. – The Connecticut Affiliate of Susan G. Komen and WWE will join forces on Thursday to offer free mammograms to underinsured women in Stamford.
As part of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, WWE is sponsoring the Komen Connecticut grantee Stamford Mobile Mammography Unit to provide a full day of breast cancer screenings to the women of the Stamford community.
Stamford Hospital reports there has been an increase in women in Stamford who simply don’t have the means to cover costs for annual exams. In Komen Connecticut’s 2011 Community Profile Report, Stamford was identified as a community with a significant increase of last stage breast cancer diagnosis. Komen Connecticut has, therefore, identified Stamford as a community of interest in their mission.
Susan G. Komen and WWE have a national partnership to support breast cancer awareness. WWE is involved in supporting the mission of Susan G. Komen through TV broadcasts, live events, social media and the Race for the Cure. WWE is based in Stamford making this event an opportunity to give back to their home community.
“WWE and their fans have made a tremendous contribution to our mission to educate women on the importance of early detection, fund screening services and provide support to those diagnosed with breast cancer,” says Komen Connecticut CEO Anne Morris. “Last year, WWE raised $1 million nationally for Susan G. Komen. We are so grateful for their support in the local breast cancer fight, as well as the national one, and look forward to a continuing partnership.”
Stamford Mobile Mammography will conduct screenings between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Optimus Health Care in Stamford (1351 Washington Blvd). Representatives from Komen Connecticut, WWE and Stamford Hospital will be on-site between 10 a.m. and noon to provide additional information about breast cancer to Connecticut residents.
While breast cancer awareness month is coming to an end, the disease is still affecting thousands of Connecticut residents. Komen Connecticut and WWE will continue their ongoing commitment to the local breast cancer fight by raising awareness through local events throughout the year and two Connecticut Race for the Cures in Fairfield and Hartford counties.