St. Elizabeth Healthcare and Susan G. Komen for the Cure will offer free mobile mammography screenings at the Kentucky Speedway corporate offices at 1 Speedway Drive, Sparta, Ky., 41086 on Friday, Dec. 2 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Women may phone 859-655-7400 register for a screening in advance.

Screenings are free for residents of Gallatin Co., currently without healthcare coverage. Baseline screenings for women ages 35 to 40 and annual screenings for women older than age 40 will be covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most insurance companies.

Screening costs for all other participants will be billed to private insurance companies and participant out-of-pocket expenses or co-payments will be reimbursed by a grant from Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

All participants will receive a $10 Kroger gift card and a free tour of the 107,000-seat Kentucky Speedway. Participants who have never received a screening or who are rarely screened will additionally receive a $25.00 gift card.

Story by Mike Schmaltz

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