For a fourth year, the San Diego Chargers are partnering with Susan G. Komen San Diego to underwrite the cost of providing qualified women access to free mammograms on Wednesday, Sept. 28 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Qualcomm Stadium.
In 2013, the San Diego Chargers were the first NFL team in the nation to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month with this unique campaign when more than 700 San Diegans reached out to get help. Since then they have inspired other teams to follow in their footsteps.
"Komen San Diego is helping to save lives every day, and we are thrilled to once again be partnering with them to provide free, life-saving mammograms to women in our community," said Chargers president – business operations, A.G. Spanos. "My mother is a proud breast cancer survivor, which makes this event even more significant and special to me."
In San Diego, six women a day are diagnosed with breast cancer and unfortunately one woman a day passes away from this disease; however, if discovered early enough, the most common type of breast cancer has a nearly 99 percent survival rate. This event will provide free mammograms and clinical breast exams for women in San Diego County who do not have health insurance or who are under insured. To be eligible for a free screening at this event, you must have had your last mammogram a least one full year ago (365 days ago or longer). If it hasn't been a full year since your last mammogram and you need assistance, please dial 2-1-1 to speak to a Komen breast health specialist who can direct you appropriately. All participants will also receive a primary medical placement and be linked to a medical home, which is important for following up each year. Additional breast health information will also be available.
"Since the inception of the Chargers Mammogram Event, over 556 women have received free mammograms," said Laura Farmer Sherman, president and CEO, Susan G. Komen San Diego. "It's the support of community leaders like the San Diego Chargers who keep the awareness of breast cancer top of mind to help to save women's lives. We are forever grateful for their ongoing support"
What: San Diego Chargers Mammogram Event
Where: Qualcomm Stadium Club Lounge 5 (Gate B), 9449 Friars Road San Diego, CA 92108
When: Wednesday, Sept. 28
Time: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: FREE to qualified women