Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women and is more likely to occur as women age. Because women aged 50 to 69 years who have screening mammograms have a lower chance of dying from breast cancer than women who do not have screening mammograms, it’s important to talk to your care provider about your cancer risk and schedule recommended screening mammograms.
In 2021, Lone Star Circle of Care will launch mobile mammography services featuring state of the art 3D breast imaging capable of detecting breast cancer early, before signs and symptoms develop. Lone Star Circle of Care patients will be able to schedule screening mammograms aboard the Big Pink Bus starting in late spring. Women residing in Central Texas communities who are not currently patients will also be able to obtain free or low-cost mammograms through community screening events scheduled throughout the year.
Lone Star Circle of Care and members of the Central Texas Addressing Cancer Together coalition are excited to relaunch the Big Pink Bus in Central Texas and once again provide this convenient, life-saving service. Read more about the journey to get the Big Pink Bus on the road again here.
Thank you to our sponsors who’s generosity made this possible. You too can schedule your donation today by visiting us online or join us September 18th, 2021 for the Texas Mamma Jamma Ride! Additional support for the bus operations will come from the Texas Mamma Jamma Ride, an annual bike event that for years has raised funds to support local programs and services for those impacted by breast cancer. Lone Star Circle of Care is the new home for staff and operations of Mamma Jamma and all funds raised by the September 18, 2021 and future Rides will support Big Pink Bus services. Ride registration opens April 1st.