Central Texas Medical Center is partnering with Community Action to offer 100 free mammograms to women in the community that don't have the means to pay for one, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Daily Record file photo
CTMC offering 100 free mammograms to community
In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC) is once again partnering with Community Action to offer 100 free mammograms to area women who do not have the means to pay for one.
“Hearing that you have breast cancer can be such devastating news, but early detection is one of the most important steps on the journey to remission,” CTMC President/CEO Anthony Stahl said. “That is why we are pleased to be able to offer free mammograms again this year and encourage the women of our community to get screened.”
To determine if you are eligible 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 CTMC's website.
In addition to free mammograms, CTMC will raise awareness and funds for breast cancer through several events taking place throughout October. Money raised will benefit the CTMC Foundation’s Emergency Cancer Fund that assists those who are undergoing cancer treatment.
Sept. 26 - Oct. 31 - Tanger Pink Card Savings
Tanger Outlet Centers will sell reusable Pink Cards for $10. They are good for 25 percent 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 percent 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 and the National Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Oct. 9 - Breast Cancer Support Group
CTMC’s Breast Cancer Support Group will meet Tuesday, Oct. 9 in CTMC’s Small Community Classroom from 12-1 p.m. Cancer survivors, warriors and family members are invited to help steer this new support group. Please join us and discuss your needs for a support group, the structure you would like best and the best times for you to attend. CTMC looks forward to hosting this group and creating a communication channel to help those affected by breast cancer. Lunch will be served. Learn more by calling 512-753-3553.
Oct. 9 - 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. T-shirts are available for pre-sale. Anyone wishing to buy a T-shirt should call the SMA Bookstore at 512-753-8026 or email email@example.com.
Nov. 10 - Pink Heals Hays County 5K
Mammograms can help detect breast cancer early on, giving patients more treatment options and a better chance for survival. Free use photo
The CTMC hospital, which originated in 1923 as Hays County Soldiers, Sailors and Marines Memorial Hospital, opened at its current Wonder World Drive location in 1983. The CTMC staff of more than 700 employees works with more than 300 active and consulting physicians to provide quality services to patients and their families. For more than 20 consecutive years, CTMC has been named The Best Hospital in Hays County in the annual “Best of Hays” contest sponsored by the San Marcos Daily Record. In addition to interventional cardiac services, CTMC is a Certified Chest Pain Center and an accredited Primary Stroke Center. CTMC leads the region in da Vinci robotic-assisted surgery and offers a variety of specialty care services including medical imaging, rehabilitation, home health care, hospice, women’s services and more. For more information, follow CTMC on Facebook and Twitter, and visit their website. CTMC is a member of the Adventist Health System (AHS).
Adventist Health System (AHS) is a connected system of care for every stage of life and health. More than 80,000 skilled and compassionate caregivers in physician practices, hospitals, outpatient clinics, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies and hospice centers provide individualized, wholistic care. A focus on whole-person health and commitment to making communities healthier unify the system’s 46 hospital campuses and hundreds of care sites in diverse markets throughout nine states.