October is breast cancer awareness month and early detection of breast cancer increases the overall chances of survival. Although mammograms cannot prevent breast cancer, they can save lives by detecting breast cancer early and preventing the need for more invasive treatments.?In years 2010-2014, the breast cancer incidence rate in La Porte County was 116.5 cases per 100,000 females while in 2011-2015 the incidence rate was 112.3. (Ten 2030) The Healthcare Foundation of La Porte (HFL) has established, with a grant from the Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust (IBCAT), the Breast Cancer Project. The Breast Cancer Project?is an established comprehensive effort in La Porte County which encourages and educates women about breast health and the importance of early detection. This effort provides screening mammograms and diagnostic mammography services to uninsured and underinsured women who meet the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) High-Risk criteria or are forty years of age and older. To see if you or someone you love qualifies for a FREE voucher for a mammogram and to learn more about the Breast Cancer Project, please visit https://hflaporte.org/mammogram-program