The Rosemary Williams Mammoday Program
In June 2003, noticing a lack of adequate breast cancer screening for the community, Rosemary Williams, the Tumor Registrar at Howard University Cancer Center, began the Mammoday Program. The program offers free breast cancer screening and diagnostic tests for uninsured, undersinsured, and underserved Washington, DC area women age 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.
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 and generous donations from the community, nearly 400 women have received free screening and breast health information through Mammoday.
For more information about the next Mammoday, contact Kimberly Higginbotham (202) 865-4655 firstname.lastname@example.org
Pictures from Mammoday
Dr. Wayne A.I. Frederick, Interim Director of the Cancer Center and Dr. Pierre Vigilance, Director of the DC Department of Health
Mammoday Participants Nidia Keske and Desiree Jordan.
Cancer Center staff and Dr. Vigilance
From left to right - Alice Mahan,Whitney O'Donnell, Dr. Vigilance, Kimberly Higginbotham, and Raven Rodgers.