Bee Sweet Citrus Hosts Mammogram Event for its Employees
FOWLER, CA - Bee Sweet Citrus hosted its first annual mammogram event for its employees last week. Coordinating with United Health Centers (UHC), Life Saving Images, and Susan G. Komen’s Central Valley, the citrus company wanted to continue its social sustainability outreach by ensuring the health of its employees.
“The health of our employees is incredibly important to the Bee Sweet Citrus team,” said Human Resources Manager Jasmine Reynozo, in a press release. “We want to provide them with services that aid their well-being and shed light on the importance of preventative health care practices.”
Mammograms can detect breast cancer in its early stages, when the chances of recovery are high. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), breast cancer is commonly found in women 50 years or older, but can affect younger women.
In fact, 11 percent of breast cancer cases in the United States are in women younger than 45 years of age.
“Prevention is key to tackling life-threatening diseases,” said Life Saving Images CEO Jim Dury. “I have three family members that have breast cancer; all later-stage cases that could have possibly been detected early on.”
Events like Bee Sweet Citrus’ give women access to a service they might otherwise be unable to get, noted the company.
“Many women choose not to schedule a visit with their doctor because they are either too busy or too scared to do so,” said Victor Gonzalez, United Health Centers Enrollment Specialist Supervisor. “These events give them the opportunity to find out what’s going on without interfering with their schedule and can also allow them to talk to a healthcare professional about any questions they may have.”
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