Free mammograms will be offered on December 1, 2016, and January 26, February 23, March 23, 2017.
Free mammograms and pap tests are available through the New Jersey Cancer Education and Early Detection (NJCEED) program administered by the Sussex County Health Department. Follow-up diagnostics, including additional mammography views, breast ultrasounds, and biopsies are also available. Interested participants are encouraged to call 973-579-0570, ext. 1246. In addition, Newton Medical Center will provide a free mammogram for women who qualify through the Newton Medical Center Foundation's "Mammograms Save Lives" program. Those without health insurance are encouraged to contact Newton Medical Center's Education/Outreach office at 973-579-8340 for more information.
Since 1997, Project Self-Sufficiency has proudly partnered with the Susan G. Komen for the Cure® North Jersey Affiliate to increase awareness of the importance of early detection in the prevention and treatment of breast cancer. Project Self-Sufficiency's Breast Health Awareness Program consists of:
- Referral for free mammograms for uninsured and underinsured Women over the age of 40;
- Breast Cancer Awareness Presentations;
- Annual Tie-a-Ribbon Campaign;
- Participation in the Annual Race for the Cure;
- Mammograms Save Lives Public Relations Effort
- Annual Family Health Fair
The Project Self-Sufficiency Breast Health Awareness Program has reached more than 70,000 girls and women.