Free Mammography Screenings

Independent Health partners with the National Witness Project®, Inc. to offer free mobile mammography screenings in Buffalo and Lackawanna

BUFFALO, N.Y. (October 25, 2016) – When breast cancer is detected early, one’s chances of treatment and survival increase. That’s why Independent Health is pleased to be partnering with the National Witness Project®, Inc. to help make sure women obtain their free mammograms.

A mammogram, an X-ray of the breast, is considered the most effective screening procedure to detect the early signs of breast cancer. While there are many ways to obtain a mammography screening, the National Witness Project is making it easier and more convenient for women who live in the City of Buffalo to get tested by scheduling the following Mobile Mammography Events over the coming weeks:

• November 2 – Commodore Perry, 476 Louisiana St., Buffalo
• November 7 – Fredrick Douglas Community Center, 234 Jefferson Ave., Buffalo
• November 9 – OLV Family Clinic, 227 Ridge Rd., Lackawanna
• November 16 – Mercy Comprehensive Care Center, 397 Louisiana St., Buffalo
• November 19 – God City Housing Apartments, 175 Pershing Ave., Buffalo
• December 6 – St. John Towers, 865 Michigan Ave., Buffalo
• December 7 – Walden Park Senior Complex, 101 Bakos Blvd., Buffalo

All of these events will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and are open to the entire community. Those interested in registering for a mobile mammography can call the National Witness Project (716) 845-3383 or text “WITNESS” to 95577. The National Witness Project, Inc. is a national research tested wellness program that provides community education to participants on the benefit of early cancer detection through stories told by breast and cervical cancer survivors in a community setting.

In addition, Independent Health members can sign up by calling the Independent Health Promotions Department at (716) 505-8574, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.