Santa Ana Star Casino Brings Breast Cancer Screenings to the Community
The Pueblo of Santa Ana, N.M. – September 19, 2013 – Santa Ana Star Casino, New Mexico’s Best Bet, is teaming up with Assured Imaging to combat the second leading cancer among U.S. women by bringing mammogram screenings to the northern Rio Rancho and Bernalillo areas. The breast cancer screenings will be conducted onboard Assured Imaging’s mobile mammography unit at Santa Ana Star Casino on Saturday, October 19 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
“According to the American Cancer Society, the number of deaths from breast cancer is declining steadily due to better access to mammograms, so Santa Ana Star Casino wants to do its part to increase the community’s access to care by giving women the opportunity to be screened in a comfortable, private setting near their homes or places of work,” said Santa Ana Star Casino Director of Marketing Tammy Neil. “Research shows that early detection is the best defense against the disease and that’s why we feel it is so important to offer this convenient, perhaps live-saving option.
Women with insurance will receive mammography screenings at little or no cost during Santa Ana Star Casino’s mobile mammography event. Women who are uninsured or underinsured can contact the New Mexico Department of Health’s Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program at (877) 852-2585 to locate a screening clinic or medical provider who can qualify them for a no-cost mammogram. For more information or to schedule an appointment for the mobile mammography unit’s stop at Santa Ana Star Casino, call (888) 233-6121.
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About Santa Ana Star Casino
Santa Ana Star Casino, located off Highway 550 at the Jemez Dam Road, is just minutes north of Albuquerque and Rio Rancho. It was the first Indian casino to operate in New Mexico, opening its doors in 1993. Santa Ana Star Casino is “New Mexico’s Best Bet!” The Star offers a Vegas-style casino experience with an infusion of New Mexican charm. Reflecting the cultural authenticity and timelessness of the great southwest, it is an easily accessible regional destination for entertainment, excitement and good, old-fashioned value.