NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Titans are supporting the NFL and the American Cancer Society in recognizing Tuesday, Oct. 13 as "A Crucial Catch Day," a nationwide event in cities across the country that is acknowledging the day for breast cancer education and screenings.
The Titans are advocating this life-saving initiative by turning Nissan Stadium "PINK" beginning Tuesday, Oct. 6 through Saturday, Oct 10, 5 p.m. until 11 p.m. Saint Thomas Health, the Titans' official healthcare provider, is partnering with the team to help raise awareness of the importance of early detections screenings in women and men.
"The Mobile Mammography Coach screened its 10,000th patient this month serving women in our community and providing potentially life-saving screenings to vulnerable populations," said Lori Ward, program coordinator of the Our Mission in Motion mobile mammography coach. "The lack of mammography services in these areas and the uninsured or underinsured populations account for higher instances of non-compliance in screening mammography and higher death rates from breast cancer and late stage detection.
Saint Thomas Health's Mobile Mammography Coach, Our Mission in Motion, will be providing screenings during the month of October and November at the following
*October 9th *
Citizen's Bank – Hartsville
100 McMurry Blvd. Hartsville, TN 37074
9:00am – 4:00pm
*October 10th *
Fairfield Missionary Baptist Church
1004 S Dickerson Rd, Goodlettsville, TN 37072
9:00am – 3:00pm
Healthy 4 Life Expo @ Music City Center
601 Commerce St, Nashville, TN 37203
10:00am – 5:00pm
*October 26th *
417 S. Lowry St, Smyrna, TN 37167
10:00am – 2:00pm
*November 7th *
400 Highway 149, Clarksville, TN 37040
9:00am – 3:00pm
*November 14th *
Ray of Hope Community Church
901 Meridian St, Nashville, TN 37207
11:00am – 4:00pm
*November 20th *
Citizen's Bank – Gallatin
150 W Main St, Gallatin, TN 37066
9:00am – 3:00pm
ABOUT SAINT THOMAS HEALTH
Saint Thomas Health is Middle Tennessee's faith-based, not-for-profit health care system united as one healing community. Saint Thomas Health is focused on transforming the health care experience and helping people live healthier lives, with special attention to the poor and vulnerable. The regional health system includes nine hospitals: Saint Thomas Hospital for Spinal Surgery, Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital and Saint Thomas West Hospital in Nashville, Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro, Saint Thomas Hickman Hospital in Centerville, Saint Thomas DeKalb Hospital in Smithville, Saint Thomas Highlands Hospital in Sparta, Saint Thomas River Park Hospital in McMinnville and Saint Thomas Stones River Hospital in Woodbury. A comprehensive network of affiliated joint ventures, medical practices, clinics and rehabilitation facilities complement the hospital services and cover a 68-county area. Saint Thomas Health is a member of Ascension, a Catholic organization that is the largest not-for-profit health system in the United States. For more information, visit www.STHealth.com.
Ascension (www.ascension.org) is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world's largest Catholic health system, Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all persons with special attention to those who are struggling the most. In FY2015, Ascension provided $2 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs. More than 150,000 associates and 35,000 affiliated providers serve in 1,900 sites of care – including 131 hospitals and more than 30 senior care facilities – in 24 states and the District of Columbia. In addition to healthcare delivery, Ascension subsidiaries provide a variety of services and solutions including physician practice management, venture capital investing, treasury management, biomedical engineering, clinical care management, information services, risk management, and contracting through Ascension's own group purchasing organization.