History of Mammothon

Mammothon 2016 was hosted by the Central Regional Cancer Program in partnership with six other regional cancer programs: Toronto Central, Simcoe Muskoka, Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant, North West, North East.

Where It All Began

Created at the OBSP London site, the original concept of Mammothon was called, “Fifty/50.” The aim was to screen 50 women over the age of 50 who have never had a mammogram. The event first launched in the North East Region in 2007 and has grown exponentially ever since.

On May 7, 2014, six Ontario Breast Screening Program (OBSP) mammogram imaging sites in the Central Region participated in the first Mammothon. This one-day screening event was organized by Prevention and Screening at the Central Regional Cancer Program to encourage women who were under or never screened for breast cancer to get a mammogram. This fun, community-driven, one-day screening event resulted in a total of 235 women being screened for breast cancer. Now in it’s fourth year, thousands of women have been screened across the province during Mammothon.

Mammothon as we know it today was developed by the Central Regional Cancer Program.

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About the Regional Cancer Programs

In Ontario, there are 13 regional programs funded by Cancer Care Ontario. Regional Cancer Programs are the networks of stakeholders, healthcare professionals and organizations involved in cancer prevention and care within each of the province’s 14 Local Health Integration Networks. Created and funded by Cancer Care Ontario, Regional Cancer Programs are responsible for implementing provincial standards and programs for cancer care and ensuring service providers meet the requirements and targets set out in their partnership agreements with Cancer Care Ontario. Each is led by a Cancer Care Ontario Regional Vice President. To learn more about the Regional Cancer Program (RCP) nearest you click here.

For more information please contact:

 

Central Regional Cancer Program

P: (905) 895-4521 ext. 6065

E: ICSregional@southlakeregional.org