Campaign For Free Mammograms Launches

Breast Cancer Survivor Dr. Sheron C. Patterson wants to help other women.

By Reginald Hardwick
|  Saturday, May 12, 2012  |  Updated 8:19 PM CDT
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Pastor, author and cancer survivor Dr. Sheron C. Patterson talks about her year-long campaign to raise $200,000 to help low-income women receive mammograms.

Lindsay Wilcox, NBC 5 News

Pastor, author and cancer survivor Dr. Sheron C. Patterson talks about her year-long campaign to raise $200,000 to help low-income women receive mammograms.

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You may have heard Dr. Sheron C. Patterson give the invocation at local meals or preach at local churches. But you may not know, she is a 5-year Breast Cancer Survivor.

She wants you to know it and to help other women beat Breast Cancer in the process.

Over the next year, Patterson is trying to raise $200,000 in her "A Year of Living and Giving."

Proceeds will go to the Methodist Health System to provide free mammograms for women who can't afford them.  Methodist has mobile mammography units that can screen women in identified zip codes of Dallas where breast cancer rates are high.

"A simple mammogram saved my life," said Patterson. "I am a blessed survivor with an obligation to help women who cannot afford mammograms get them and stay healthy."

You can learn more about Patterson and her campaign here.

There will be a kick off at an event called "Bring Your Bling" on June 10 at 4 p.m. at Lovers Lane United Methodist Church at 9200 Inwood Road in Dallas.  Breast cancer survivors are invited to dress up and "attend an afternoon of inspiration," according to Dr. Patterson's press release.

"If you look good, you feel good, you're going to make it," Patterson told NBC 5's Lindsay Wilcox.

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