Mammo party planned
STAPLES — Lakewood Health System is offering women a unique way to make annual mammography screening less of a chore and more like a party.
Kris Posner, Lakewood Health System Breast Health Navigator, said the importance of early detection in breast cancer can’t be overestimated.
“We know that mammography helps catch breast cancer early, when treatment is most likely to be successful,” Posner said in a news release. “Treating women to some pampering as a reward for getting screened is a small thing to do for possibly saving a life.”
The Mammo Party will be held at Lakewood’s Main Campus east of Staples 12:30-5:30 p.m. Jan. 23. The party will include paraffin wax hand dips, massages, treats and prizes.
“It’s a great opportunity for women to get together with their daughters, neighbors and friends and make it an event,” said Posner. “They can have fun and do something positive for themselves at the same time.”
Women who want to schedule a mammogram during the Mammo Party time should call 218-898-7465.