Loring Hospital in Sac City has been awarded a grant to provide free mammogram services for low-income women in Sac County.
The 16-thousand dollar grant is from the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Des Moines Affiliate for the expansion of their breast cancer education and awareness program. A major component of the grant allows for fifteen women who qualify financially to receive a mammogram and a follow-up physicians’ visit free of charge. Applicants must meet certain income guidelines to qualify for free services. Loring Hospital will be working with several organizations in Sac County to educate women about breast cancer and this free service for low-income women.
Loring radiology manager April Peterson says their goal is to educate all women on the importance of a yearly mammogram, no matter what age, along with providing the fifteen free mammograms to women in need. Peterson has been instrumental in getting the “You’re Worth It” program started along with Loring public relations director Nancy Houska.
For those who qualify for a free mammogram, Loring will also help them coordinate with a Tri-Mark clinic doctor to set an appointment for review of the mammogram results. For more information, contact the Loring Radiology Department.