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Bunko For Breast Cancer

09/24/2014 09:47AM ● By Enjoy Magazine

Dice for Detection

October 2014

BUNKO FOR BREAST CANCER: The late Karen Cross of the Cross Petroleum family started the Bunko for Breast Cancer Fund by suggesting that her Siskiyou County bunko group donate their October winnings to help uninsured women get free mammograms. Other bunko groups joined in, as did other generous donors. Since then, the fund has grown enough to provide no-cost mammogram programs at both Mercy Medical Center Mt. Shasta and St. Elizabeth Community Hospital in Red Bluff. The no-cost mammogram program provides free screening and diagnostic mammograms, breast ultrasound and breast MRI for women who do not have health insurance or who have a deductible of $5,000 or more.

HOW YOU CAN HELP: To donate to this fund or to learn more about the program, please visit, or by phone, contact St. Elizabeth Community Hospital at (530) 529-8016 or Mercy Medical Center Mt. Shasta at (530) 926-9318.

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