A Glendale-based nonprofit helps fund free mammograms for uninsured and underinsured women all year thanks to support from corporations and individual donors.
The Kristis Klimbers Foundation, located at 21512 N. 68th Drive, and online at ristisklimbers.org, has partnered with Solis Mammography over the past three years to conduct screenings at one of their four Valley locations. The Kristis Klimbers Foundation also refers uninsured patients to resources to help them sign up for affordable health insurance.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
According to the American Cancer Society, when breast cancer is detected early and is in the localized stage, the five-year relative survival rate is 99%. Early detection includes doing monthly breast self-exams and scheduling regular mammogram screenings.
Contact Kristis Klimbers at Kristisklimbers@gmail.com if you or anyone you know is in need of free mammogram screening.