Kicking off Breast Cancer Awareness month in Heath, TX
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and the team at Heath Salon & Spa is ready to Think Pink!
“Breast cancer awareness is nothing to be shy about!” says Jauna, Heath Salon & Spa’s owner, “…it is so important for us as women to be aware of the dangers out there and to support researching Breast Cancer.”
The kick-off event: Hunt Regional Healthcare, headquartered in Greenville, Texas, has teamed up with Heath Salon & Spa to bring their Mobile Mammography Coach to Heath!
On October 1st, 2015, their team of professionals will be available at the salon and spa for Mammogram exams beginning at 9am!
Why is this Mobile Mammography Coach so special? Hunt Regional Healthcare has created a system that allows women several different payment options and offers financial aid for those that qualify. We are honored to work with them to spread the word about breast cancer awareness, prevention and research. Thanks to the Affordable Care act, women 40 years of age and older may receive a mammogram every year. (Some restrictions may apply depending on chosen coverage.)
Women may opt to pay a flat fee of $100 or may apply for assistance to cover the cost.
Frequently asked questions:
1) Why should I get a Mammogram?
-Doctors recommend that any woman over the age of 40 should get a breast exam once a year.
-Any woman, regardless of age, that has or has had a family member that was diagnosed with breast cancer.
-To catch early signs of breast cancer and prevent it from spreading.
2) Yes, it is OK to get an exam if you are pregnant.
3) Yes, it is OK to get an exam if you have breast implants.
4) The service offered is a standard screening mammogram, not a diagnostic mammogram. (Those are preformed at a hospital.)
*Appointments and preregistration are requested for Mammogram screenings on October 1st.
Simply call 903.408.5010 to schedule your appointment and for more information.
For information on resources available for uninsured/income-eligible women, please call Texas Agrilife at 903-590-2988 or The Bridge Breast Network at 214-821-3820 x 23.
Community support: In addition to bringing Mammogram exams to our small town, Heath Salon & Spa plans to donate a percentage of sales on select pink products throughout the month of October! Proceeds will go to a local woman in our community who has been diagnosed with breast cancer and in need of financial assistance. Products include Redken’s new Pink Diamond Oil, Mlis Tissue Repair Cream and Pureology’s new pink line called “Smooth Perfection”.
We encourage you to THINK PINK and support Breast Cancer Awareness and research.
Bras for a cause is October 8th! Find out more: http://www.huntregional.org/foundation/bras_for_the_cause.aspx