SOUTHINGTON – Women who meet specific criteria can receive a digital screening mammogram at the Healthy Family FunFest on Sunday, Feb. 25, from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Aqua Turf Club at 556 Mulberry St. in Plantsville. Appointments are suggested but not required and walk-ins will be taken on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Healthy Family FunFest, the area’s most popular event focused on health and wellness for people of all ages, offers health screenings, demonstrations, educational materials, green initiatives and special activities centered on achieving a better quality of life.
Hartford Hospital is providing the 15-minute mammography screenings in the Digital Mobile Mammography Coach outside the venue. Women who are eligible for a screening mammogram must be 40 or older and not have had a mammogram in the past 12 months. Women not eligible for a screening mammogram:
- A history of breast cancer in the past three years;
- Any type of breast biopsy or breast surgery since their last mammogram;
- Breast problems such as suspicious lumps, bleeding or abnormal swelling – these women should be referred to a physician immediately to have the problem evaluated;
- Pregnant or think they might be.
Donated funds are available for women without health insurance to cover the cost of their mammogram. Seventeen spots are available in the Digital Mobile Mammography Coach at the Healthy Family FunFest. Appointments are suggested but walk-ins will be seen on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information or to make your appointment, call 860.972.1141 or email MobileMammography@hhchealth.org.
The event is presented by Hartford HealthCare and the Southington Community YMCA. This year’s premiere sponsor is the Bradley H. Barnes & Leila U. Barnes Memorial Trust at Main Street Community Foundation.
The Healthy Family FunFest is Sunday, Feb. 25, from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Aqua Turf Club at 556 Mulberry St. in the Plantsville section of Southington. For the latest information, click here or call the Healthy Family FunFest coordinator at 860.378.1268.