The Rosemary Williams “Mammoday” Program
Typically on the first Saturday of the month, Howard University Cancer Center holds their long-running Mammoday. Mammoday is a program that offers free breast cancer screening and diagnostic tests for uninsured, underinsured, and underserved Washington, DC area women aged 35 and older. All women receive a clinical breast examination and mammogram at no cost, as well as educational materials about breast health. Women with screening abnormalities are also offered patient navigation services. This program dates back to 2003 and was started by Rosemary Williams, the Tumor Registrar at Howard University Cancer Center at the time. Ms. Williams noticed a lack of adequate breast cancer screening for the community and began the Mammoday Program. In 2007, after losing her courageous battle with cancer, the program was renamed in her honor to the Rosemary Williams Mammoday Program. Because of Ms. Williams’ commitment to reducing health disparities with generous donations from the community, nearly 400 women have received free screening and breast health information through Mammoday. AMCS supports the Mammoday program by volunteering and assisting in preparing patients to get their mammograms.
For more information about the next Mammoday, contact Kimberly Higginbotham at (202) 865-4655 or [email protected].