The money will pay for uninsured women over 40 to receive mammograms at no cost to them. The $50,000 is expected to pay for more than 300 mammograms at the Red Bird-area hospital.
Most of the funds were raised at the October 2018 Shop Eat Drink Pink VIP event in Bishop Arts.
Two-time breast-cancer survivor, and one of the Advocate’s 2018 “Fierce Females,” Sheri Mathis founded the Mammogram Poster Girls in 2017 after years of fundraising for mammograms. She previously raised $175,000 for Charlton over about 10 years.
“Early detection saved my life. I am still here because I had my annual mammograms,” Mathis says. “I am a mammogram poster girl. I lost a friend to breast cancer recently — she put off having a mammogram because of the cost. I have made it my mission to help raise as much as we can to fund mammograms and educate women (and men) about how important early detection is.”