Greate Bay Women’s Golf Association Donates $22,000 to Dr. Jan Astin Mobile Digital Mammography Van. Proceeds from Swing For A Cure event will support Van’s mission of making life-saving screening mammograms more accessible to women in southern and central NJ.
The Atlantic Medical Imaging Foundation’s Dr. Jan Astin Mobile Digital Mammography Van has received a $22,000 donation from the Greate Bay Women’s Golf Association. The donation represents proceeds from the group’s Swing For A Cure golf tournament held in September of this year.
The Mobile Digital Mammography Van has provided thousands of screening examinations and educated women on the importance of early detection and breast self awareness since its inception in 1993. It has also provided financial support to patients who may have otherwise not had access to a screening mammography.
The Van is one of only a handful of mobile mammography vans in the country, and only one of two in New Jersey. Originally launched in 1993, the van was replaced in 2007 with a brand new, state-of-the-art vehicle offering enhanced digital technology through a generous grant from RNS.
The American Cancer Society recommends that women have yearly mammograms starting at age 40. The Dr. Jan Astin Mobile Digital Mammography Van offers women a screening mammogram in less than 30 minutes. Most forms of insurance are accepted, including Medicare and Medicaid.
The van is accredited by the American College of Radiology and the Food and Drug Administration and is supported by a grant from the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Additional financial support is provided by the RNS Cancer & Heart Fund and the AMI Foundation. To schedule an appointment, or for more information, call (609) 677-XRAY (9729).
PHOTO CAPTION: AMI Foundation President Dr. Robert Glassberg accepts a check from Sue Webb, President of the Greate Bay Women’s Golf Association in support of the Dr. Jan Astin Mobile Digital Mammography Van.
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