Door to Door Outreach Offering Free Mammograms to Uninsured Women, Makes History The Florida Breast Health Initiative was founded in 2005 as a mobile neighborhood outreach to increase awareness of breast health and access for screening to women who are uninsured and underserved by
BigNews.Biz - Aug 08,2008 - Miami, Florida –For the 1st time in history, The Florida Breast Health Initiative (FBHI), a non-profit organization founded on the principle of early detection by providing free door-to-door breast health awareness, education and screening to the uninsured and underserved in South Florida, will conduct two simultaneous outreaches in September in the North Miami-Dade County area.
On Saturday September 6, 13, and 20, 2008, beginning at 10AM, more than 270 FBHI volunteers will be taking to the streets and knocking on the doors of over 2,000 homes. On the last Saturday, September 27, FBHI will culminate with another 1st. Two mobile mammography vans, from different South Florida hospitals, will offer free screening mammograms to pre-scheduled participants from the door to door campaign. The vans will be stationed in the neighborhoods served.
Memorial Regional Hospital of Broward County and Jackson Memorial Hospital of Miami
have joined the effort by providing the screening mammograms. Those participants requiring additional screening and/or treatment will be given low cost or no cost referrals.
“I welcome the much needed services that The Florida Breast Health Initiative provides and look forward to working closely with them in their endeavors,” said Bobbi Meyers, Executive Director of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Miami/ Ft. Lauderdale.