Nonprofits Partner to Provide Free Mammograms to the Homeless


Although mammogram screenings are important to detect signs of breast cancer, many women in the Triangle have never received the vital test. Some community members do not have health insurance or cannot afford to get the potentially life-saving screening. This is also true for women who are homeless and do not always have the means to participate in annual health exams, including mammogram screenings.

To address this need, local nonprofits partnered with UNC REX Healthcare to ensure that homeless women in the area could receive mammograms. The Samaritan Clinic arranged for the UNC REX Mobile Mammography Unit to be stationed in front of the Durham Rescue Mission to bring free mammogram screenings to women in need. Through this joint venture, more than a dozen homeless women received mammograms.  

Did You Know?

For over 120 years, UNC REX Healthcare has met the health care needs of its local community. Each year, more than 1,200 volunteers contribute over 140,000 hours of service with UNC REX Healthcare.


Service Areas

UNC REX Healthcare provides services throughout Wake County, with multiple facilities in Apex, Cary, Garner, Holly Springs, Knightdale, Wakefield and Raleigh.

Find more information about the UNC REX Mobile Mammography Unit here.

Learn more about UNC REX Healthcare here.

Brendan Ward