SNOHOMISH COUNTY— Free classes and cancer screening for eligible women are the local focus for Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October. Organized by Snohomish Health District, the events are funded by the Susan G. Komen Foundation, Washington State Breast and Cervical Health Program, and the Imperial Sovereign Court of Everett Empire of Snow and Ice.
“Early detection of cancer saves lives,” said Daryl Goldfarb, Snohomish Health District outreach worker in its breast and cervical health program. “We encourage all women to have health exams on a regular basis. For women age 40 and over mammograms on a regular basis are also recommended,” she said. The Health District welcomes diversity and offers health services on a sliding fee scale.
Classes. Goldfarb presents “Woman to Woman: The Facts about Breast Cancer” — a free informational session about early cancer detection, mammography and self-exam. Telephone registration is required because of limited seating. Class dates and locations are:
- Sept. 27, 2 p.m. Volunteers of America, 1230 Broadway, Everett; 425.339.8667.
- Oct. 10, 6:30 p.m. Sno-Isle Natural Food Co-op , 2804 Grand Ave., Everett; 425.259.3798
Screening. October 5, women’s health exams, Pap tests and mammograms are available at the Health District’s main clinic, 3020 Rucker Ave., Everett. These services are free to income-eligible women who also meet age and other criteria. Call 425.339.8667 to make an appointment.
Established in 1959, the Snohomish Health District works to improve the health of individuals, families and communities through disease prevention, health promotion, and protection from environmental threats. Find more information about the Health District at www.snohd.org.