Pink Mammogram Fund

By: Jillian Risberg Email
By: Jillian Risberg Email

Early detection is key when it comes to breast cancer and the Camden Clark Foundation's Pink Mammogram Fund can help women who need it most.

It's funded purely through community donations for women in the Valley between 40 and 49 where insurance is a problem and they need a mammogram.

Foundation Executive Director Kim Couch says they can make an age exception for those with a family history of breast cancer or a palpable mass.

"There's a definite gap in our community for the ladies who particularly are under-insured and uninsured at the age of 40," she says. "Your doctor starts recommending that you get that screening mammogram at 40 and the first federal program kicks in at the age of 50."

According to Courch, the Pink Mammogram Fund bridges the gap of women between 40 and 49 who find themselves without a resource.

This helps them get the preventive care they need.

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