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53 St. Johns County Women Receive a Free Screening Mammogram

On May 4, 2013, Flagler Hospital partnered with Pink Up The Pace and Good Samaritan Health Centers (Wildflower Clinic) to help St. Johns County women overcome one of the barriers to receiving a screening mammogram. Throughout the day, 53 qualified St. Johns County residents received a free screening mammogram, funded by Pink Up The Pace. In addition, each patient was screened by the Wildflower Clinic and St. Johns County Social Services to help facilitate additional tests and treatments, if needed.

One woman who received a mammogram stated, "Thank you to all who made this day possible. I lost my job over a year ago and haven't been able to receive my mammogram. While I was here I also received information about other community services that I need. This event has been a life-saver for me."

The event was coordinated by Flagler Hospital and took place at the Flagler Imaging Center. In addition, the event included a health fair with information about EPIC Behavioral Healthcare, Betty Griffin House, Pink Up The Pace, Flagler Hospital, St. Johns County Social Services and Good Samaritan's Wildflower Clinic.

The mission of Pink Up The Pace is to have a positive impact on the lives of those affected by breast cancer in St. Augustine and the surrounding areas. Pink Up The Pace raises money to assist the uninsured and underinsured in the early detection of breast cancer and increase public awareness of the importance of early detection. The next 5k Walk/Run will be held on October 5, 2013. Visit www.pinkupthepace.comfor more information.

Good Samaritan Health Centers, Inc. is a non-profit, 501 (c) 3 organization that provides free medical and dental services at the Wildflower Clinic to those who are medically uninsured and unable to afford healthcare. The clinics are open to all qualifying St. Johns County residents.

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