SAN MARCOS, TEXAS – October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC) is partnering with Community Action of Central Texas to offer 100 free mammograms to women who do not have the resources to pay for one.
According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the most common cancer in American women, second only to skin cancer.
“We know that early detection is key when it comes to positive outcomes for breast cancer patients, so we want to do our part to ensure that the women in our area get screened regardless of their ability to pay,” said CTMC President and CEO Anthony Stahl.
To see if you qualify for a free mammogram, call Community Action at 512.392.1161, Ext. 305, or call the Live Oak Health Partners Community Clinic at 512.805.5650. To schedule a mammogram at CTMC, call 512.753.3661 or visit www.ctmcmammo.com. Hours are Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. and Fridays from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
In addition to the free mammograms, CTMC will raise awareness and funds for breast cancer through the following events taking place throughout the October. All money raised will benefit the CTMC Foundation’s Emergency Cancer Fund that assists those who are undergoing cancer treatment.
September 29-October 31: Tanger Pink Card Savings
Tanger Outlet Centers will sell reusable Pink Cards for $10. They are good for 25% off one item per store at participating stores per day with unlimited use during the timeframe. Or you can purchase a $5 single-use card that is good for $25% off a single item at one store. Shop with a physical re-usable card, single-use coupon, or use the convenient unlimited digital version. Proceeds benefit the CTMC Foundation.
October 11: San Marcos Academy Pink Out Volleyball
JV plays at 5:30 p.m. and Varsity plays at 6:30 p.m. at the Jamail Special Event Center. Proceeds of t-shirts, baked goods and other items benefit the CTMC Foundation.
October 13: San Marcos Academy Pink Out Football
7:30 p.m. at Ingram Stadium in the McCoy Remme Athletic Complex. Proceeds of t-shirts, baked goods and other items benefit the CTMC Foundation.
October 18: Pink Worship Service
Join us at the CTMC Chapel for a celebratory and remembrance service from 10:00-10:30 a.m. that is open to the community.
October 21: Pink Heals Hays County 5K
Bring the family out for food, fun and a 5K run at 8:00 a.m. at Station #5 in River Ridge Park. For more information, email Pink Heals at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow them on facebook.
October 27: Breast Cancer Support Group
CTMC’s new Breast Cancer Support Group will meet Friday, October 27 in CTMC’s Small Community Classroom from 12:00-1:00 p.m. Survivors, those recently diagnosed and those going through treatment are all welcome. Learn more by calling CTMC’s Breast Center at 512.753.3733.
About Central Texas Medical Center Foundation
The Central Texas Medical Center Foundation was established in 1982. The Foundation is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt 501 (c) 3 organization whose purpose is to help raise philanthropic funds for improving programs and services at Central Texas Medical Center.
Central Texas Medical Center Foundation has worked hard to ensure that our hospital has the resources necessary to deliver high quality health care. To date, the Foundation has raised $10.6 million for advanced medical equipment, building projects, renovations and service enhancement.
CTMC is a member of the Adventist Health System (AHS), a not-for-profit healthcare organization that emphasizes Christ at the center of care. Founded in 1973, Adventist Health System is a national leader in quality, safety and patient satisfaction. Today, Adventist Health System supports 45 campuses in 9 states and employs nearly 80,000 individuals. Adventist Health System hospitals are comprised of more than 8,200 licensed beds, providing care for more than 5 million patients each year in inpatient, outpatient and emergency room visits.