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Wal-Mart and the Illinois Breast & Cervical Cancer Program pair up for a special enrollment session     Send a link to a friend

[SEPT. 29, 2004]  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 woman 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 required verification.

 

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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 forms.

[Logan County Health Department
news release]

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