Food 4 Less, "Mammovan" Team Up for Breast Cancer Prevention | Business
Free and low-cost breast cancer screenings will be offered at local Food 4 Less stores throughout 2012.
Food 4 Less has teamed up with Nevada Health Centers to offer low- to no-cost breast mammograms at selected Food 4 Less locations through the Centers’ Mammovan program.
The Nevada Health Center Mammovan is a mobile mammography van designed to travel to underserved areas of the state to provide mammogram screenings to geographically isolated and/or uninsured women who otherwise might not seek out the service on their own.
The program was made possible in part from a $10,000 grant from Food 4 Less to Nevada Health Centers.
The Mammovan will be offering breast cancer screenings at the following Food 4 Less locations throughout the year:
- February 23 – Food 4 Less #794 – 2255 Las Vegas Blvd. North, North Las Vegas
- March 6 – Food 4 Less #798 – 4965 E. Sahara Avenue, Las Vegas
- March 7 – Food 4 Less #799 – 8180 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas
- May 1 – Food 4 Less #799 – 8180 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas
- June 5 – Food 4 Less #785 – 1301 S. Boulder Hwy, Henderson
- June 14 – Food 4 Less #790 – 4001 S. Decatur Blvd., Las Vegas
- August 16 – Food 4 Less #514 – 1955 N. Nellis Blvd., Las Vegas
- September 4 – Food 4 Less #785 – 1301 S. Boulder Hwy, Henderson
- November 21 – Food 4 Less #794 – 2255 Las Vegas Blvd. North, North Las Vegas
The Mammovan program involves extensive community outreach efforts designed to break down barriers created by additional factors such as lack of education, difficulties with language, and differences in cultural belief systems. The Mammovan seeks to serve the underserved population, targeting women age 40 and over.
The Mammovan also provides services for women under 40 who are physician-referred. The unit has provided more than 30,000 mammograms and diagnosed 113 women with breast cancer.
Food 4 Less’ partnership with Nevada Health Centers dates back to 2008, when the company first began its sponsorship of the Mammovan. Since then, the Mammovan has performed breast cancer screenings at several Food 4 Less stores in the greater Las Vegas area.