MACON, Ga. — According to the American Cancer Society, women with breast cancer have a 99% chance of survival when it's detected early.
Monday, the United Way of Central Georgia announced a new partnership with Atrium Health Navicent and Houston Healthcare.
As part of its Pink Promise United initiative, breast cancer screenings will be provided to women across 15 Central Georgia counties.
The Pink Promise United launched in 2018 to help uninsured and underinsured women get mammograms.
Since then, they've screened more than 1,500 women.
About 1 in 17 test results have come back positive.
George McCanless, President and CEO of United Way Central Georgia says their goal is to help any woman who wants a screening.
"By partnering directly with the service providers, this is going to open up the access to free mammograms and additional diagnostics to theoretically every woman in need in Central Georgia, and so that was the importance of trying to do this," McCanless said.
The United Way provided more than $364,000 in grants to help cover the costs.