Greenwich EMS raises money for free mammograms at Breast Center

Greenwich EMS raises money for free mammograms at Breast Center

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Dr. Barbara Ward medical director of The Breast Center, Patrick O'Connor, GEMS director of operations and Dennis Fogler, GEMS operations manager
Photo (l-r): Barbara Ward, MD, medical director of The Breast Center, Patrick O’Connor, GEMS director of operations and Dennis Fogler, GEMS operations manager

In conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Greenwich EMS (GEMS) raised $1,741.00 from “Going Pink for Breast Cancer” t-shirt sales. One hundred percent of the proceeds went toward the purchase of an item GEMS selected from the GLOW Gala 2017 Wish List: Free Mammograms for eligible women.

Patients qualify for free mammograms if they are 40 or older, live in the Greenwich Hospital service area, and are under- or uninsured. Offered at the Breast Center at Smilow Cancer Hospital’s Greenwich Hospital Campus, this program typically screens over 150 patients a year, with about 20 callbacks for follow-up ultrasound tests.

In no small measure, GEMS has extended its frontline emergency care to the frontlines of breast cancer care. On behalf of those patients, Greenwich Hospital thanks you.

If you qualify for a free mammogram, call 203-863-3031 for an appointment and ask about the Free Mammogram Program.