Soave Mobile Mammography
Women in Detroit are more likely to die from breast cancer in part because they are often diagnosed and treated at a later stage in the illness, when life-saving procedures are too late. To help combat Detroit’s high breast cancer death rate, Anthony L. Soave, CEO and founder of Soave Enterprises LLC, donated $1 million to the health system for the Anthony L. Soave Family Mobile Mammography and Health Screening Center.
The motor coach travels throughout metro Detroit bringing state-of-the-art mammography services to uninsured and underinsured women at churches, community centers, corporations and other locations. The coach is equipped with the latest breast tomosynthesis technology, providing 3-D digital mammography images, increasing the overall detection of breast cancer and reducing the recall rate for screenings. Patients diagnosed with abnormalities are connected with a nurse navigator in the health system's Comprehensive Breast Care Program for further testing and treatment.
“Mr. Soave’s idea to fund a mobile coach meshes perfectly with our Mission to provide spiritually centered, holistic care to improve the health of the community, especially the poor and vulnerable,” says Jean Meyer, President and Chief Operating Officer, Ascension Michigan. “Together, we are providing access to important services for those most in need right in their own neighborhoods.”
If you would like to make a gift to support the Anthony L. Soave Family Mobile Mammography and Health Screening Center, please go to: Ways To Give, or call 313-343-7480.