The McLaren-Oakland Foundation, the fundraising and community outreach arm of McLaren Oakland Medical Center, offers state-of-the-art health services to Oakland County residents regardless of their ability to pay. The Foundation’s Sister & Sister Free Mammogram Program promotes breast cancer awareness throughout the community and facilitates mammogram screenings for uninsured, at-risk or low-income women in Oakland County. Teresa Rodges, Executive Director of the McLaren Oakland Foundation, initiated the program after seeing first-hand how many women in Oakland County were in need of mammogram screenings, but could not afford them. Since the inception of the program in 2007, with support from the National Breast Cancer Foundation, more than 4,000 women have received mammogram screenings free of charge, and as a result of the screenings, 50 breast cancers were detected.
“We are passionate about the importance of this program and take pride in our commitment to making a difference in the lives of those who need it most. Because of the support of the National Breast Cancer Foundation, the McLaren Oakland Foundation will be able to continue supporting the Sister & Sister Free Mammogram Program. Please know that you are a vital partner in our efforts to provide the best possible care for individuals and families in our community.” – Teresa A. Rodges, Executive Director
Donations are always appreciated, but there are lots of great ways to get involved.