Ford of Kirkland Helps Provide Free Mobile Breast Cancer Imaging Services, Jan 11

-- State-of-the-art mobile screening offered to community on free or low-cost basis --

Ford of Kirkland, Ford Motor Company Fund, and Hope Now International are teaming up with mobile testing provider HealthFair to offer free or low-cost advanced mobile breast cancer imaging to women in Kirkland and the Eastside

The Ford Women’s Health Initiative Mobile Breast Imaging Tour launched in October (National Breast Cancer Awareness Month) and will travel through the Northwest region to offer free or low-cost imaging services to women in local communities.

The mobile testing unit is a 40-foot, state-of-the-art mobile coach equipped with the latest technology in 3D breast cancer imaging.

[box type="alert" style="rounded" border="full"]Anyone interested in FREE breast cancer detection should visit or call 855-380-TEST (8378).

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This tour is the first initiative under Ford Operation Goodwill Northwest, a joint effort with area Ford and Lincoln dealers designed to expand Ford’s engagement with local communities in the region, especially in the areas of women’s health, teen driving safety, education and hunger relief.

“We are committed to helping meet the growing community needs in this region,” said Jim Vella, president, Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services. “Ford Motor Company has been investing in our communities for decades, and we plan to expand our community engagement efforts in the Northwest.”

The safe, comfortable ultrasound procedure provides consistent, accurate 3D images, regardless of breast density or implants. More than 40 percent of women have dense breasts, which increases their risk for breast cancer. Working with local health and community organizations, this service will be offered to participating women in need on a free or low-cost basis.

Screenings will be available from 9 am-4 pm, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012

APPOINTMENTS ARE REQUIRED. Fred Meyer parking lot 12221 120th Ave NE Kirkland, WA  98034