AMI Marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month With Screenings

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  BRICK – In honor of October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, healthcare professionals at Atlantic Medical Imaging (AMI) and the AMI Foundation are hosting free mammograms and special events.

  The free mammograms – for uninsured women ages 40 and older with no current or previous breast issues – will be available throughout October at all AMI locations in Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland, Ocean and Monmouth counties. Evening and weekend appointments will also be available.

  To schedule an appointment, contact 609-677-XRAY (9729) or 609-463-9500.

  In addition to free mammograms, AMI will be hosting a Girls Night Out special event at the Brick location, 495 Jack Martin Blvd., on October 23, 5-8 p.m. Girls Night Out combines health care with fun, food, and friends.

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  The event will include screening mammograms, free mini chair massages and free nail polish change, light hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, as well as the opportunity to meet and interact with AMI’s female physicians, technologists and staff. All attendees will be entered in a drawing to win a free spa treatment. Space is limited for the free massages and nail polish change, both of which are available on a first come, first served basis.

  Girls Night Out will also take place on October 10, at AMI Vineland and October 16 at AMI EHT, 5-8 p.m.

  To RSVP for Girls Night Out, call 609-568-9153. For more information, visit amifoundation.net/gno.

  You can also join AMI for The American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Walks Against Breast Cancer on October 13 in Ocean City (6th Street and Boardwalk) and October 20 in Point Pleasant Beach (Ocean and Arnold Aves).

  Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., a kickoff ceremony will be held at 9 a.m., and the walk begins at 10 a.m. at both locations.

  “These events represent a ‘best of both worlds’ opportunity for women,” said Dr. Peggy Avagliano, head of women’s imaging at AMI. “They promise to be a fun and enjoyable night out, while at the same time empowering women to take charge of their body and their health.”

    For walk information, or to join AMI’s team and/or donate to the cause, visit amifoundation.net/strides.