Bebashi partners with Penn Medicine to provide free mammograms during Breast Cancer Awareness Month

 

Philadelphia, PA (October 21, 2020) – October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Bebashi – Transition to Hope and Penn Medicine are making mammograms more accessible.

During the month of October, women aged 40 and over, with or without insurance, can receive a referral from Bebashi’s Wellness Clinic for a free mammogram at any Penn Medicine location.

Speaking about the partnership with Penn Medicine, Kingston Ou, Education Navigator at the Bebashi Wellness Clinic said, “Bebashi’s mission is to empower people to enhance the quality of their health and overall well-being and, through this partnership, Bebashi and Penn Medicine are making mammograms more accessible, particularly for women who may not have access to affordable health care.”

Statistics suggest that approximately one out of eight women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. Mammograms have been shown to aid in early detection of the disease, which could help improve the possibility of successful treatment.

“It is so important that women who are 40 years and older go for their yearly mammograms. Unfortunately, the mortality rate among African American Women is reported to be disproportionately higher than other ethnicities. One reason for this could be because the disease is discovered at a late stage and treatment is not as effective,” said Alvin Kingcade, Practice Manager at the Bebashi Wellness Clinic.

Bebashi’s Wellness Clinic will be offering the referrals for free mammograms until October 30 however the organization is working on establishing an ongoing partnership with Penn Medicine.

To request a referral for a free mammogram or to learn more about Bebashi’s health services call 215-769-3561 or visit www.bebashi.org.

 

Media Contact:

Jude-Anne Spencer-Phillip
Communications Specialist
Bebashi – Transition to Hope
Phone:  (215) 769-3561 ext. 159
Email:   judeannesp@bebashi.org

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