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The Mammogram Poster Girls launch new program

The Mammogram Poster Girls announced the launch of a new program, Jamie’s Light of Love. The program was created to provide free screening-mammograms for under/uninsured women under 40 at high risk of developing breast cancer. 

The Light of Love program was inspired by Jamie Rodriguez who lost her battle with breast cancer in 2022 at the age of 37. She was a tireless supporter and advocate for breast cancer screening for younger women and raised awareness and funds for early detection even as she was in breast cancer treatment herself.

The Light of Love is a program focused on providing screening mammograms for women under the age of 40 at high risk of developing breast cancer (i.e., those with a close family history of breast cancer). 

The first Light of Love mammography event will be held in partnership with Methodist Health System on April 14th from 9:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m..  The Methodist Mobile Mammography Unit will be hosted by BuddyLove Clothing, 2264 Vantage St, Dallas, TX 75207.  Appointments (and a risk assessment) are required.

The Mammogram Poster Girls Inc. was founded in 2018 to raise awareness of, and funds for, the early detection of breast cancer.  MPG raises money for mammograms, and provides programs to remove barriers to access to screening mammograms to under and uninsured women in medically underserved areas.  

The organization strives to remove barriers to early detection mammograms for under and uninsured women, focusing on medically underserved areas. The organization focuses their efforts on the southern sector of D/FW, where women are 1.4 times more likely to receive a late-stage breast cancer diagnosis, and 1.2 times more likely to die of breast cancer. (Komen report 2015/2018).  The Poster Girls believe that where you live should not determine if you live. publishes every week.
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