Alpha Kappa Alpha Gives Free Mammograms At ESSENCE Fest
Mammography screening is important for all women, regardless of their race/ethnicity or their risk of breast cancer. Along with follow-up tests, and treatment if diagnosed, mammography can reduce the chance of dying from breast cancer.
Some women are less likely than others to get mammography screening. There are many reasons for disparities in breast cancer screening in the United States. At the top of the barrier list for many Black women? Lack of health insurance.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® looked to push back against that disparity by providing traveling to the 25th annual ESSENCE Festival and providing free mammography screenings to 107 women visitors and residents of New Orleans.
The initial goal for the international service organization was to provide 70 free 3D mammograms to uninsured women with