Chargers host free mammograms for uninsured women

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Chargers Breast CancerSAN DIEGO — The San Diego Chargers will host an event at Qualcomm Stadium Tuesday to provide free mammograms to uninsured women as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

A total of 70 exams will be given to uninsured women ages 40 and older, but if additional women show up, they will receive a mammogram on a later date, according to the Chargers. Women under 40 needing assistance will be directed to another program providing the needed help.

“Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a cause that really hits close to home for me,” said A.G. Spanos, the Chargers’ executive vice president and chief executive officer. “My mom is a breast cancer survivor and from her experience I know how vital early detection can be.”

The mammograms will be provided from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Women may call (619) 508-8088 for more information.