Groups team up to offer free mammograms in SLC for women who are homeless

Posted at 6:58 PM, Sep 30, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-30 20:58:34-04

SALT LAKE CITY -- October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and to kick it off the Fourth Street Clinic offered free mammograms for women who are homeless in Salt Lake City Wednesday.

The event is the fifth of eight such days scheduled this year in a partnership between the Utah Cancer Control Program, Mountain Medical, and Susan G. Komen of Utah.

Staff at the clinic said they are able to see 20 to 25 women during each of the days, and patients said they're grateful for this opportunity.

“Well it was kind of scary cause it was the first time I’ve done it, but it was really good, it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be,” one patient at Wednesday’s event said.

She added: “I put it off for six years, my mother will be even more happy that I’ve done it, and if it wasn't for this program I don't think I’d have even done it then.”

The Fourth Street Clinic has three more free mammogram days scheduled before the end of this year.

Staff members said more than 100 women have participated so far. For more information about the Fourth Street Clinic, click here.