Central Virginia early breast cancer detection group celebrates 17 years of success

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LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ) -- A Central Virginia group committed to early breast cancer detection is celebrating 17 years of helping women live longer lives.

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Friday, the group Mammograms Annually A Must (M.A.A.M.) held its annual luncheon to bring together breast cancer survivors and raise money for the group’s cause.

M.A.A.M. is dedicated to helping women who don’t have insurance or can’t afford medical treatment get annual mammograms.

“Everyone deserves a chance for life, and if we can help someone prolong their lives, if we can help someone live a better life by finding out early on that they have breast cancer, by detecting this early, then we’ve accomplished a lot,” said M.A.A.M. Committee Chair Consuella Woods.

Over the past 17 years, M.A.A.M. estimates it has helped hundreds of women detect and defeat breast cancer.

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