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Chargers Host Free Mammograms For Uninsured Women

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The San Diego Chargers will host an event at Qualcomm Stadium Tuesday to provide free mammograms to uninsured woman as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

A total of 70 exams will be given to uninsured women ages 40 and older Tuesday, but if additional women show up, they will receive a mammogram on a later date, according to the Chargers. Women under 40 needing assistance will be directed to another program providing the needed help.

"Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a cause that really hits close to home for me,'' said A.G. Spanos, the Chargers' executive vice president and chief executive officer. "My mom is a breast cancer survivor and from her experience I know how vital early detection can be.''

The mammograms will be provided from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Women may call (619) 508-8088 for more information.

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Avatar for user 'Peking_Duck_SD'

Peking_Duck_SD | October 8, 2013 at 10:16 a.m. ― 3 years, 5 months ago

I normally find the Chargers organization to be greedy and annoying, however I have to give them credit for doing this, it's good.

But women who can't afford these critical exams should not have to wait for rare charity events like this.

All Americans should have access to this kind of basic healthcare.

And Obamacare is a huge step in that direction.

Glitches with a website are a minor downside for something that will make adequate healthcare a reality for tens of millions of Americans who otherwise would not be able to afford it.

Let this noble charity arranged by the Chargers be a sign that American society, with all our might and prosperity, is still unable to do what the rest of the first-world IS doing: providing basic healthcare for ALL their citizens.

Obamacare is a noble, moral, responsible set of reofrms that strengthen our nation.

To think that there are political cockroaches in our own government trying to shut-down our country because they want healthcare to be only accessible to certain "classes" of people makes me physical ill.

What they are doing should be criminal.

Bachmann, Cruz, Gov. Perry and others who parade around as "holier than thou" and at the same time continually rail against the poor and working classes are the most immoral and despicable excuses for human waste I can think of.

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Missionaccomplished | October 8, 2013 at 10:36 a.m. ― 3 years, 5 months ago

I am waiting for CA Offender to blast the Charger organization for giving free health exams! lol

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