FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The Breast Cancer Detection Center's 'Mobile Mammography truck' is headed to the Kenai Peninsula this weekend, and they're providing more than just free screenings.
All throughout the summer, the Breast Cancer Detection Center visits communities across the state to provide free breast cancer screenings.
Chief Executive Officer with the clinic, Odette Butler says this work is important for smaller communities because this is the only chance women get to find out if they have cancer.
The center provides over 800 mammograms alone on their tours.
The first stop for this trip is Ninilchik and this year, the staff is doing something extra for the Kenai Community Food Bank.
“We can give you some support in the form of bringing a load of food or whatever it is that Kenai needs as we're passing through,” Butler said.
Brandi Kerley with the Kenai Food Bank say this was great news for the staff, “Any time anyone gives any food products to the food bank it means hope to the families that receive it, that they're going to get through another weekend, that they're going to be able to stretch that pantry just a little bit farther until the next payday so it means a lot."
The Breast Cancer Detection Center will continue to visit and support women around the state until October.
The Kenai Community Food Bank is in need of paper towels, in addition to a variety of non-perishable food items.
Thursday June 7th is the last day to drop off donations for the Food Bank.
Donated items should be dropped off at the back entrance of the Breast Cancer Detection Center.