Starting at 8 a.m., Stamford's own WWE is joining forces with the Susan G. Komen Connecticut Affiliate to offer free mammograms to "under-insured women" in the city.
As part of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the WWE is sponsoring the Stamford Mobile Mammography Unit to provide a full day of screenings to the community. Stamford Hospital recently reported an increase in the number of community members who did not have the means to cover the cost for the annual exams.
Komen Connecticut's 2011 Community Profile Report listed Stamford as a community where there had been a significant increase in last-stage breast cancer diagnosis.
“WWE and their fans have made a tremendous contribution to our mission to educate women on the importance of early detection, fund screening services and provide support to those diagnosed with breast cancer," Komen Connecticut CEO Anne Morris said. “Last year, WWE raised $1 million nationally for Susan G. Komen. We are so grateful for their support in the local breast cancer fight, as well as the national one, and look forward to a continuing partnership.”
Screenings will be available through 2 p.m. at Optimus Health Care, located at 1351 Washington Boulevard. Representatives from Komen Connecticut, Stamford Hospital and the WWE will be on-site from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. to provide additional information about breast cancer.
Thursday evening, as part of Stamford Hospital's "Paint the Town Pink" campaign, there will be a "Shopping Night" at the Fairway Market. The Mobile Wellness Center will again be on hand to provide mammogram screenings and raise awareness.
Walk-ins are accepted, but Stamford Hospital recommends making an appointment with the mobile unit by calling (203) 276-2602 or (203) 223-4181.
During the event, 25-percent of Fairway Market's total receipts between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. will be donated to Stamford Hospital's campaign. Directly across from the market, located at 699 Canal Street, is the Style Bar, which has an address of 121 Towne Street. Between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., proceeds from all "blowouts" given during that time will also be donated to Stamford Hospital.