"Amate A Ti Misma" (Love Yourself)
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, February 13, 2013, 05:54 PM EST
The American Cancer Society, WXTV Univision 41, and St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center team up to provide women with FREE Mammograms
Mammograms save lives. An estimated 17,100 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in Latina women this year. Mammography is currently the best screening test available for the early detection of breast cancer. American Cancer Society guidelines recommend that all women should have their yearly mammogram beginning at age 40.
This Valentine’s Day, February 14th, the American Cancer Society, WXTV Univision 41, and St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson, NJ, have teamed up to provide free mammograms to uninsured women in the Passaic County community.
Should you get a mammogram? Starting at what age? And what if you don’t have health insurance – or the co-pay for the screening is too expensive? Sometimes mammography screening guidelines can get confusing for women about if, when, and how often they need this potentially life-saving screening. Many women are also unaware that there is financial help available if they don’t have insurance.
Women who don’t have insurance, or women who have expensive co-pays, are encouraged to call the American Cancer Society at 1.800.227.2345 to schedule their free mammogram prior to the "Amate a ti Misma" campaign on February 14th. Important to note - free mammograms for uninsured women are provided year round at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center and other facilities across the metro area through grants from the New Jersey Cancer Education and Early Detection (NJCEED) program. For information on breast cancer screening guidelines, or if you have been diagnosed and need assistance, call the American Cancer Society at 1.800.227.2345 or visit www.cancer.org
About St. Joseph’s Healthcare System
St. Joseph’s Healthcare System (SJHS) is a nationally-recognized leading edge multi-hospital organization founded in 1867 by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth. The state’s second largest provider of charity care, SJHS encompasses St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, an academic tertiary medical center and state-designated trauma center which includes St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital, a comprehensive specialized state-designated children’s hospital in Paterson, NJ; St. Joseph’s Wayne Hospital, an acute care community hospital and division of St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Wayne, NJ; St. Vincent’s Nursing Home, a long-term skilled nursing home in Cedar Grove, NJ; and Visiting Health Services of NJ based in Totowa; and ambulatory sites located across northern New Jersey. For more information about St. Joseph’s leading edge programs and services, visit www.StJosephsHealth.org or call 877.757.SJHS (7547).
About The American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. As a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. We save lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; and by fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight. As the nation’s largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing about $3.4 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do. As a result, more than 11 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year. To learn more about us or to get help, call us any time, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.
About Univision Communications Inc.
Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) is the leading media company serving Hispanic America. Its assets include Univision Network, one of the top five networks in the U.S. regardless of language and the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the country reaching 96% of U.S. Hispanic households; UniMás, a leading Spanish-language broadcast television network reaching 88% of U.S. Hispanic households; Univision Cable Networks, including Galavisión, the country’s leading Spanish-language cable network, as well as Univision tlnovelas, a 24-hour cable network dedicated to novelas, Univision Deportes Network, a 24-hour cable network dedicated to sports, ForoTV, a 24-hour Spanish-language cable network dedicated to news, and an additional suite of six cable offerings - De Película, De Película Clásico, Bandamax, Ritmoson, Telehit and Clásico TV; UVideos, the first bilingual digital network serving Hispanic America; Univision Studios, which produces and co-produces reality shows, dramatic series and other programming formats for the Company’s platforms; Univision Television Group, which owns and/or operates 62 television stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; Univision Radio, the leading Hispanic radio group which owns and/or operates 69 radio stations in 16 of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; Univision Interactive, a network of products and offerings including Univision.com, which continues to be the #1 most-visited Spanish-language website among U.S. online Hispanics, Univision Móvil, a longstanding industry-leader with unique, relevant mobile products and services, and Univision Partner Group, a specialized advertising and publisher network. Headquartered in New York City, UCI has television network operations in Miami and television and radio stations and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States. For more information, please visit Univision.net.