Mammograms can save lives because they can detect breast cancer sooner.
In fact, the American Cancer Society recommends women over the age of 40 get the screening once a year; but not everyone can afford those annual appointments, and some don't qualify for government help.
That's where the Secret Sisters Society from St. Joseph Medical Center's "Women Task Force" comes in. They've helped schedule more than 2,500 free mammograms for women in Michiana since 2003.
Their annual luncheon and style show is on September 9th at Notre Dame's Joyce ACC starting at noon. A fashion show will be put on by cancer survivors at the event. Melinda Pierce from the Street Sisters Society says, "we have children, we have adults, we have older women and men that have had throat cancer, breast cancer, ovarian cancer, lymphomas, leukemia. There are just so many out there and these courageous people get up there, share their story, they have an opportunity to model some beautiful clothes from local boutiques in our area."
The event raises not only money, but awareness too. To learn more, click on the big red bar.