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Access to preventive screenings and health services remains a barrier for many men and women across the nation and in South Jersey. As a result, opportunities for detecting cancer and other chronic diseases early are often missed and left untreated. It is well established that early detection of cancer through routine screening improves survival.

In 2021, Virtua Health plans to purchase our own mobile unit to ensure our community members across Burlington, Camden, and Gloucester counties have access to life-saving cancer screenings. This new addition to our mobile health fleet will also allow us to improve access to comprehensive health care for at risk populations as well as bolster prevention and chronic disease management. 

 

The Mobile Health and Cancer Screening Unit will be a welcome addition to Virtua’s growing mobile health platform, which currently boasts a grocery store, farmers market, pediatric services, and mobile mammography screening services. Virtua’s current Mobile Mammography and Cancer Screening Unit has been highly impactful, providing free breast screenings to more than 900 women a year. We currently operate this program using a “fee for service” vehicle that is owned and operated by an outside vendor.

 

Together through philanthropy, we can create a healthier tomorrow for our community!

By owning and operating our own mobile unit, we will be able to offer more free mammograms, and provide other cancer screenings to both women and men. Additionally, we will be able to deploy this multi-purpose vehicle to respond quickly to any urgent health need or crisis facing our community.

 

 

Virtua Health’s plans for a new Mobile Health and Cancer Screening Unit will only be possible with the support of generous philanthropic partners.

The new vehicle will cost $1 million, including purchase of the vehicle, a 3D mammography system, exam room equipment, mobile health care technology, and a security system. Gifts from our philanthropic partners will help us purchase, maintain, and operate the vehicle, as well as ensure we have sufficient resources to reach all our community members in need. 

 

We welcome partners who wish to create lasting impact to join us in making a difference for the health of South Jersey!

 
Get Involved

If you would like to learn about how you or your organization can take part in supporting this impactful program, contact us today to speak with a member of our philanthropy team.
Call 856-355-0830 or Email gratitude@virtua.org