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Free mammograms at Memorial Hospital for those who qualify

Maternal and Family Health Services, in partnership with the Twin Tiers affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the Avon Foundation for Women Breast Health Outreach Program is proud to announce Free Breast Screenings and Mammograms for those who qualify. Free mammograms will be offered Friday, June 15, 2012 at the Imaging Center at Memorial Hospital in Towanda. Timothy Powell, M.D., Board Certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist with Memorial Hospital's Community Health Associates LLC will provide the breast examinations. Eligible women will receive both the breast exam and the mammogram free of charge. Appointments can be made by calling 1-877-MAMMO 4 U (1-877-626-6648). Transportation assistance is available. Participants must meet the following eligibility requirements: Ages 40 - 64 (Individuals under 40 who meet eligibility guidelines, have high risk factors, or have a family history of breast cancer may also be eligible); No medical insurance or limited insurance with a high deductible; Low to moderate income, for example: $27,225 for 1 person, $36,775 for a family two; be a United States citizen.