Women around town are enjoying a girl’s day for a great cause and as they get their mammograms and they're getting a little pampering too.
If you haven't had a mammogram lately, today is the day to do it. Grab you girlfriends or family members for a day of pampering while you take charge of your health. It's the seventh annual UPMC Hamot Mammo-Marathon. When you arrive, you'll be greeted with refreshments, spa treatments, manicures, vendors set up for shopping, and even a jewelry-making station.
More than 150 women have registered for today's event already, and they're even accepting walk-ins. It's being held at the UPMC Hamot Women's Imaging Center on Peach Street. Women are coming in and making a day of it, taking empowering steps in women's breast health. One x-ray technician says many women tend to put off getting their mammograms, but the process only takes about 6 minutes.
The event goes until 9 pm and again, walk- ins are welcome. Check with your insurance provider or doctor and make sure it has been a year since your last mammogram to make sure your insurance will cover this one.
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