On Tuesday, November 21, 2022 the Mammogram Poster Girls (MPG) presented a check for $50,000 to the Methodist Health System Foundation—$25,000 for the Breast Center at Methodist Charlton Medical Center, and $25,000 for the Linda and Mitch Hart Breast Center at Methodist Dallas Medical Center. These funds will provide mammograms, free of charge, for under/uninsured women. This donation follows a $30,000 donation (directed to the Methodist Charlton Breast Center) presented in April.
In addition to the April and November donations, the Mammogram Poster Girls have directly funded $27,580 for the MPG Two-Fer Tuesday program in 2022, which provides mammograms (and a meal), free of charge for under and uninsured women. The Two-Fer Tuesday program is a partnership between the Mammogram Poster Girls, Methodist Health system, and local, minority and women-owned restaurants throughout the southern and eastern sector of D/FW.
In 2022, the Mammogram Poster Girls have provided funding of over $107, 000 to help save lives…one mammogram at a time at Methodist Charlton Medical Center, Methodist Dallas Medical Center, and on the Methodist Mobile Mammography Unit.
The Mammogram Poster Girls Inc. was founded in 2018 to raise awareness of, and funds for, the early detection of breast cancer. MPG raises money for mammograms, and provides programs to remove barriers to access to screening mammograms to under and uninsured women in medically underserved areas.
Sheri Mathis, Founder of the Mammogram Poster Girls, is a two-time breast cancer survivor, and is one of four sisters--all of whom are breast cancer survivors. The sisters have no BRCA genes, no genetic breast cancer links, nor other family history, ALL were all diagnosed following an annual screening mammogram. They consider themselves the lucky ones—and nicknamed themselves mammogram poster girls. Mammograms saved their lives! These poster girls’ diagnoses were made early and their outcome(s) have been good…but each had the education and resources to access those annual, life-saving mammograms. Unfortunately, not everyone is as lucky, many women wait to get their mammograms…sometimes until it is too late. Having witnessed how devastating it can be to wait to get a mammogram, is what inspired (she would say compelled) Mathis to help educate women about the importance of screening mammograms, and to provide funding for those unable to afford them. In 2018, along with five supportive friends, Mathis founded the Mammogram Poster Girls Inc. (MPG) with a mission to raise awareness of, and funds for, the early detection of breast cancer. Saving lives…one mammogram at a time. The organization strives to remove barriers to access to screening mammograms to under and uninsured women, focusing on medically underserved areas. From the beginning, MPG has been, and continues to be, an all-volunteer organization lead by an active board of fourteen men and women, several of whom are breast cancer survivors. The organization focuses their efforts on the southern sector of D/FW, where women are 1.4 times more likely to receive a late-stage breast cancer diagnosis, and 1.2 times more likely to die of breast cancer. (Komen report 2015/2018). The Poster Girls believe that where you live should not determine if you live.
To date, the Mammogram Poster Girls have provided over 1,200 screening and diagnostic mammograms, free of charge, for under and uninsured women in the D/FW area. Of those, 27 women have received a confirmed breast cancer diagnosis. Data provided by Methodist Health System, as of Q3 2022.
The Mammogram Poster Girls raises funds via fundraising events, through Poster Girl Partnerships with local businesses, from corporate sponsorships, via individual giving, and from foundations (including the Dallas Stars Foundation and Hunt Gives).
For more information please go to https://mammogrampostergirls.org/