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81 women benefit from free mammogram program

81 women benefit from free mammogram program

Thursday, March 3, 2022

Press Release

Zanesville, Ohio (Feb. 24, 2022) – Several community organizations partnered in 2021 to offer free mammograms to those who couldn’t afford one due to lack of insurance, being under-insured or not having the ability to pay. Beginning in October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and ending in December, the program was a success, with 81 women completing their mammograms.


“I am grateful for this partnership that enables us to make a difference for women in the community,” said Pebbles Thornton, Director, Genesis Cancer Services. “Breast cancer is highly treatable if detected in its earliest stages through mammography. We are pleased to be a part of a program that saves lives.”


Genesis HealthCare System, Coconis Furniture, WHIZ TV, the Muskingum County Community Foundation, the Breast and Cervical Cancer Project, Radiology Associates of Southeastern Ohio, and several donors joined together in the effort. The free mammogram program will be offered again in October 2022.