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Mammograms at the spa

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By Heather Sawaski

WAUSAU (WAOW) -- One in 8 women are at risk of developing breast cancer. That's why getting a yearly mammogram is so important. The "Healthy from Head to Toe Mammography Party" hopes to help raise awareness of the benefits of those screenings.

Aspirus Hospital's Mobile Mammography Unit set up shop downtown at Verve Salon and Spa. It's the second year the 2 have teamed up to give area women a chance to indulge in the latest spa services and get their annual mammogram.

The unit goes to different events each year.. to make sure women who can't make it to the clinic are still getting the tests they need.

"That's what we love about the event," explained Aspirus Women's Health Supervisor Jennifer Smith. "That's the beauty of the event. It's a really fun way to get your mammogram, and get some services because a little pampering is good for your emotional well being and taking charge of your health and getting your annual screenings is important for your physical well being."

The spa party is also raising money for Women's Health. A portion of the proceeds from all the spa treatments will go towards Aspirus's Free Mammography program.

Online Reporter: Heather Sawaski

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