The Padres Go to Bat for Breast Cancer

Susan G. Komen San Diego teamed up with the San Diego Padres to host a free mammogram event at Petco Park’s “Park at the Park.” On Tuesday, June 8th, 47 women received clinical breast exams and 40 of them received a screening mammogram. In addition, 9 women received diagnostic mammograms– for those whose breast screening tests revealed something abnormal, a referral for a free follow-up test, known as a “diagnostic service,” was provided.

Very impressive indeed! I had no idea what to expect… every aspect from your welcoming, hospitality, breakfast, knowledge, professional approach, gentility & kindness. It was a smooth flow from beginning to end. Thank you! – Sandra Keating, from North County, received a free mammogram at Petco Park. 

This event provided free mammograms and clinical breast exams for San Diegans who do not have health insurance or who are under-insured. Attendees also received primary medical placement and were linked to a medical home for follow-up care.

“Thanks to the support of community leaders like the Padres, we are one step closer toward achieving our Bold Goal: to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the U.S. by 2026,” said Gross. “It takes a village and with the Padres we are making a meaningful and substantial impact on breast cancer outcomes in San Diego County.

This event is also put on in partnership with The San Diego Padres, Alinea Medical Imaging, Community Health Imaging Centers, Every Woman Counts, Family Health Centers of San Diego, Family Medical Center International, La Maestra Family Clinic and We Support U. For more information on free mammograms, click here.