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Good Samaritan Celebrates Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Good Samaritan Celebrates Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast cancer remains a critical concern for women's health worldwide, but the power of early detection and improved treatments has been a game-changer. As we enter Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, Good Samaritan is taking a significant step forward by highlighting its recommendations to encourage women to commence regular screening mammograms starting at age 40.

Breast cancer is the most prevalent cancer among women, following skin cancer, and ranks as the second leading cause of cancer mortality. Crystal Beadles, Mammography Manager at the Good Samaritan Breast Care Center, emphasizes the importance of breast cancer screening with mammography, stating, "Early detection saves lives. Numerous studies have demonstrated that regular mammograms are linked to a significantly reduced risk of dying from breast cancer.”

In its commitment to excellence in breast imaging, Good Samaritan proudly supports the mission of the Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust, Inc. This organization is dedicated to increasing awareness and improving access to breast cancer screening, diagnosis, and support services throughout Indiana. Residents of Indiana can show their support by purchasing an Indiana breast cancer awareness special group recognition license plate, available at any Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles branch, online at, or on a BMV Connect kiosk for an annual $40 fee. Of this fee, $25 constitutes a direct tax-deductible donation (to the extent permitted by law). These special plates can be displayed on various types of vehicles, including passenger motor vehicles, motorcycles, trucks with a declared gross weight of not more than 11,000 pounds, and recreational vehicles. For additional information or to make a direct donation to the Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust, please visit their website at

Good Samaritan urges all women to prioritize their breast health, stay informed about the recommended screening guidelines, and support organizations like the Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust, Inc. “Together, we can make a difference in the fight against breast cancer and continue to drive down the mortality rate through early detection and advanced treatments,” stated Beadles.

Through grant funding by the Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust, those who are uninsured or underinsured may qualify for financial assistance to receive a free screening mammogram. To find out if you’re eligible, call 812-885-3627.

This year's 13th annual Think Pink charity ride will be on October 14. Registration will be at 8 a.m. CST at Mach One Parking Lot (301 W. Main Street, Robinson, Illinois). Bikes will leave at 9 a.m. CST. Riders can also join the group and register for the event at the Good Samaritan Cancer Pavilion at 10 a.m. (CST). The route includes Good Samaritan Cancer Pavilion in Vincennes, IN then travels to Linton, IN, Bedford, IN (lunch stop of your choice), Washington, IN and ends back at Robinson, IL. All vehicles are welcome. Cost is $20 per person and $10 per rider. For more information or to pre-register, contact Kathy Arnold by phone at 618-544-4433, by email at, or contact Warren Salesman by phone at 618-928-7610.