I will never forget the day that I found out my mom had breast cancer. I was in college and I couldn’t believe my mom, my fierce supporter, my confidant, my rock could actually have cancer. I remember I decided to be overly optimistic and essentially in denial that anything could actually happen to her. We were so fortunate that they caught it early and she is still with us today. Ironically it was found during my mom’s very first mammogram. This is why regular health screenings are so important and why I’m happy to tell you about the free screenings happening this weekend at Sam’s Club. You don’t even have to be a member!
Did you know?
Over the course of a lifetime, 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer, making it one of the leading causes of cancer deaths among women.
Free Women’s Health Screenings
In support of Women’s Health Month, Sam’s Club will host free women’s health screenings on Saturday, October 13, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at all locations with a pharmacy to Club members and non members. During the screenings, Sam’s Club will give away more than 25,000 breast self-exam kits to help women better detect changes in breast tissue, such as a lump, that might require a follow-up exam by a physician.
The screening program will provide free in-Club tests for both women and men, including:
- Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) screenings to test for potential women’s health issues related to thyroid functionality
- Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screenings to test for signs of prostate cancer in men
- Blood pressure
- Body mass index (BMI)
- Total cholesterol
- High-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol
- Vision testing/screenings
It astounds me that nearly 17,000 women were screened during last year’s women’s health screenings. Since then, Sam’s Club has provided a total of more than a million free health and vision screenings to the communities we serve.
I do hope you will take advantage of this amazing offer from Sam’s Club. And after you are done with your screening you can enjoy all the fabulous samples and great deals on products throughout the store. We love our regular trips as members so if you aren’t one yourself, consider purchasing a membership!
Disclosure: I received a small gift and information to share with my readers. All thoughts remain my own.