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Forward Progress: Caravan for Mammogram

September 6, 2018 by  
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The 1st Annual Caravan for Mammogram aims to raise breast cancer awareness — and the importance of early detection — among black women.

On Oct. 6, Las Vegas Black Image Magazine will host the 1st Annual Caravan for Mammogram to raise breast cancer awareness among African-American women.

The Caravan for Mammogram event will bring women together to decorate their cars in pink and black balloons for a drive through Las Vegas. The objective is simple and powerful: reminding women to receive their annual mammograms. Black women suffer higher mortality rates from breast cancer, owing mostly to a lack of early detection.

Dr. Annette Mayes is the grand marshal for the 1st Annual Las Vegas Caravan for Mammogram. The free event will begin at her offices (700 Shadow Lane in Las Vegas) on Saturday, Oct. 6 at 9 a.m. for decorating, with the caravan beginning at noon. There will be health care information booths available, along with music and food at the start and finish of the caravan. Participants must register by calling (702) 615-8216 to receive a registration form, or picking up registration forms at Dr. Mayes’ office.

For additional information call: (702) 615-8216 or (702) 743-9613. You can also email cdalasvegas@gmail.com to register, receive vendor information, and find sponsorship opportunities.

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