WICKENBURG, AZ (March 4, 2017) – The Pink Ribbon Angels are pleased to announce receipt of a $23,000 donation from the Wickenburg Breast Cancer Network, Inc., as the net result of their October 2016 Wickenburg Walk to Boot Breast Cancer in downtown Wickenburg. A $3,000 portion of the donation has been earmarked toward the purchase of additional diagnostic equipment for the Breast Center at Wickenburg Community Hospital.
The PRA was formed in 2009 and is a program of the non-profit Wickenburg Community Hospital Foundation to provide funding for no cost mammograms and other expenses associated with the diagnosis of breast cancer. To qualify, individuals must be uninsured, or have a personal deductible in excess of $1,500, between the ages of 35 and 64 and have a permanent residency in Aguila, Bagdad, Circle City, Congress, Forepaugh, Hillside, Kirkland, Morristown, Peeple’s Valley, Salome, Wenden, Wickenburg, Wittmann or Yarnell. In the event an MRI or breast biopsy is recommended, your physician may contact Peter Stachowicz, Manager of Medical Imaging at the hospital at 928-4385, who will make arrangements for those procedures thru the PRA program. Women with a history of breast cancer, or a family history of breast cancer, are also eligible to receive a no cost baseline Bone Density Test. To further assist those individuals living outside of Wickenburg, in the above listed communities, a $15 gas card will be provided at the time of the mammogram appointment to help offset travel expenses.
To date, the Pink Ribbon Angels have provided over 1,000 free mammograms and diagnostic procedures. A prescription is necessary for the free mammogram or procedure, however, a no cost appointment with a provider at Community Hospital Clinic can be scheduled to obtain the prescription. That appointment can be made by calling 928-668-1833 and once the prescription is obtained the individual must call WCH at 928-668-1803 to schedule the free mammogram, which is available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday thru Friday.
Individuals and organizations that wish to contribute to the Pink Ribbon Angels may do so by mailing them to Pink Ribbon Angels, P. O. Box 1956, Wickenburg, Az. 85358. Any questions regarding the Pink Ribbon Angels and the services they provide may be directed to Joan McDermott at 928-684-5812.