A Day for Mammograms has been observed for nine years in Savannah.
This day serves as a reminder that the best defense against breast cancer is early detection.
St. Joseph’s/Candler tries to get as many women screened as possible.
Each woman received a bag and flower after their appointment.
The awareness event inspires many to take charge of their health
“Mammography is the best piece of detection that we have to get people diagnosed early so they can treated early at the best possible time frame”, says Telfair Pavilion Manager Lora Reese.
A supporter of mammography, here’s what Cheryl MaGriff thinks.
I encourage a lot of people you know if you have a family history or you have any pain or issues as far as in your breast go ahead and get tested for it because it’s very important.
If you wait til the last minute it can be crucial at that point.”
236 women took advantage of a day for mammograms.