Findlay Automotive Group donates to Nevada Health Centers’ Mobile Mammovan program
Findlay Automotive Group donated $6,375 to the Nevada Health Centers’ Mobile Mammography service called The Mammovan. The mammography service is conducted in an 18-wheel tractor/trailer which travels all over the state of Nevada providing mammograms to both men and women.
The Nevada Health Centers (NVHC) began a year-long celebration commemorating more than 40 years of providing quality health care to residents throughout the state of Nevada. It was first organized in 1977 as a public entity calling itself the Central Nevada Rural Health Consortium. Nevada counties including Nye, Esmeralda, Lincoln and Mineral joined to create a cooperative agreement to establish primary care health centers in each county.
The Mammovan is especially vital considering the incidences of breast cancer that are discovered by millions of Americans ever year. One in six women are diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.
Development Officer Sylvia Wolf said the partnership with Findlay Automotive Group CFO Tyler Corder was the result of a long-time partnership dating back to when the two worked together at the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
“Tyler was very impressed with what he saw in the Nevada Health Centers’ Mammovan,” explained Wolf. “So he tied us into some promotions including Fox 5’s Celebrity Spin Zone and Cox Media’s Community Spotlight.”
“We all know know someone who has been affected by breast cancer,” Corder said. “Findlay Automotive is committed to saving lives and that’s why we wanted to support the Nevada Health Center’s Mammovan. Mammograms are essential for early detection and we think it’s important that every Nevadan have access to this life saving procedure.”
Pahrump resident Sherry Brady is a big believer in The Mammovan.
“At various times in our lives, we women all get busy and tend to focus on taking care of others,” she said. “I had noticed for a long time a change in my left breast. At the time, my husband was battling leukemia and I was his caregiver. I wanted to make sure that his final days were peaceful and filled with love and care.
“After his passing, I knew it was time to focus on my own health and get a check-up. At the time, I was uninsured, but I knew that I needed to follow up with a health care provider. Unsure what to do, I found out about The Mammogram program that ensures mammograms are accessible for all women, so I gave them a call in September of 2015.”
Tests at The Mammovan revealed that Brady had Stage 3 Triple Negative breast cancer. She underwent a double mastectomy. Further tests showed that she was cancer-free after the surgery.
“The Mammovan saved my life,” said Brady, who also underwent 27 weeks of chemotherapy after the surgery. “I am truly grateful for The Mammovan. The program made it possible for me to receive a screening mammogram in spite of my financial situation.”
For more information about Nevada Health Center Mammovan screenings call (877) 581-6266 or visit NVHealthCenters.org
Findlay Automotive Group was founded in 1961 by the late Pete Findlay. Now with 32 automobile dealerships in Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Idaho and Oregon, the umbrella will soon include its 33rd dealership with Findlay Mazda, which is under construction next to Audi Henderson in the Valley Automall.