Community members and sponsors of CHI Memorial’s Pink! Gala will host Color Chattanooga Pink Block Party on Wednesday, Jan. 22, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The party is to celebrate survivors and have people sign up for screenings.
It will be held at Unum, 500 Walnut St.
The block party will also raise awareness and money to support the MaryEllen Locher Breast Center of Excellence.
The event is open to the public. Attendees can buy Pink! T-shirts and hats, grab a bite to eat from a selection of food trucks, and enjoy other local vendors.
There will be Mobile Mammography appointments from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
CHI Memorial’s MaryEllen Locher Breast Center ensures top-notch breast cancer detection and treatment capabilities in Chattanooga. Last year alone more than 30,000 patients were served by the Breast Center regardless of ability to pay.
All women should have one screening mammogram between the ages of 35-40. After age 40, a screening mammogram is recommended every year. An annual mammogram can be the most important 20 minutes of your life, said officials.
No insurance, no problem. The MaryEllen Locher Breast Center partners with the Tennessee Breast and Cervical Screening Program, Georgia Breast and Cervical Cancer Program, the Susan G. Komen Foundation and Hurlbut Foundation to provide eligible uninsured and under-insured women in the community with breast screenings.
To schedule a mammogram, call 495-4040 or (866) 591-2254. You’ll need your doctor’s full name, driver’s license or state ID, and insurance card. Insurance is accepted, or you may be eligible for financial assistance. To complete prescreening forms in advance, visit the mobile mammography site here. Forms can also be completed during your visit.