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Grand opening celebration held for new breast screening center in West Palm Beach

Posted at 6:45 PM, Oct 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-25 22:35:57-04

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A new breast screening center opened Sunday in Palm Beach County.

The Promise Fund Mammography Screening Center celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony Sunday afternoon at its new home within FoundCare at 2330 S. Congress Ave. in West Palm Beach.

The center is in partnership with a local nonprofit organization called Promise Fund of Florida, co-founded by Nancy Brinker, the co-founder of Susan G. Komen.

The event welcomed community leaders for a socially-distanced grand opening.

The new center is dedicated to reducing deaths from last stage breast and cervical cancers.

The non-profit organization will now provide free, state-of-the-art 3D mammography screenings to uninsured Palm Beach County residents with limited financial resources.

"We have 80,000 women in our county who do not have a medical home or regular screenings for breast and cervical cancer, and so today marks the beginning of the end of women dying from late stage disease," Nancy Brinker with Promise Fund of Florida said.

Anyone who would like more information can call 877-4A-PROMISE or visit https://promisefundofflorida.org/ or https://www.foundcare.org/.