Wal-Mart and the Illinois Breast &
Cervical Cancer Program pair up for a special enrollment session
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October is National Breast
Cancer Awareness Month, and the Illinois Breast Cervical Cancer
Program of the Logan County Health Department is pairing up with the
Lincoln Wal-Mart for a special enrollment session on Oct. 6 from 9 to
10:30 a.m. at the local Wal-Mart store. Low-income, uninsured women
between the ages of 35 and 64 may call the health department in advance to see if they qualify.
"This is an excellent opportunity for
the residents of Lincoln and the surrounding area to get information
on our program and to find out if they or someone they care about
qualifies," notes Jane Feagans-King, coordinator for the program.
"Statistics tell us that one out of seven women will be affected by
breast cancer at some point in their lifetime, and they also tell us
that early detection saves lives."
Women coming to Wal-Mart for the
enrollment session must bring a copy (not an original) of their
state ID or driver's license and household income verification.
Types of income verification include
two to four recent pay stubs for the
and her spouse or a copy of her most recent tax return. Women
without age and income verification will be given enrollment forms
to be returned to the local health department along with the
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Upon enrollment in the program, women
will be scheduled with local health care providers for Pap tests and
clinical breast exams if age 35-64 and for a mammogram if age 40-64.
If you or
someone you know is interested in the program but cannot attend the
event, call the Logan County Health Department at 735-2317 between
the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. for enrollment information and
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