Baptist Health Care Foundation Raises More Than $43,700 to Support its Mammogram Fund

Melissa Schmiedeskamp bringing donuts to Honda team.

PENSACOLA, Fla. (Nov. 9, 2022) – Baptist Health Care Foundation continues to work with community partners and donors, including our Local Honda Dealer, to help raise funds and awareness about the Foundation’s Mammogram Fund. Throughout the month of October, the Foundation raised more than $43,700 to benefit its Mammogram Fund.

“I am so grateful for the Baptist Health Care Foundation’s Mammogram Fund,” said Gail Acosta, a Baptist patient. “When I found a lump in my breast, I was uninsured and had no hope of being able to afford the first step of getting a mammogram. I was going to let a financial hurdle stop me from going. I became aware of the Mammogram Fund through one of the Foundation’s partner donors, Pink Pirates of Navarre. That financial hurdle was taken away, and I was given hope and then a cure. Without question, the Mammogram Fund and Foundation saved my life. I am cancer free today because of them.”

Since the start of this program 13 years ago, screenings have been provided to 2,645 individuals. As a result of these screenings, 681 required additional testing, 93 required biopsies and 32 were diagnosed with breast cancer.

The Foundation would like to thank presenting partner, our Local Honda Dealer, and community partners Cox, The Grand Marlin Pensacola Beach, Jewelers Trade Shop, Oyster Bay Boutique Hotel, as well as all donors for supporting this initiative.

To schedule a mammogram at Baptist, contact 850.469.7500.



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About Baptist Health Care

Baptist Health Care is a not-for-profit health care organization based in Northwest Florida that is committed to helping people throughout life's journey. Baptist continuously strives to be a national leader in quality and service. Baptist Health Care includes three hospitals, four medical parks, Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine and a large network of primary care and specialty physicians. Baptist Health Care is one of the largest non-governmental employers in Northwest Florida.

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