As part of its ongoing “Thorntons Challenge” philanthropic commitment toward breast cancer awareness, the Louisville-based fuel/quick stop chain is collaborating with Norton Cancer Institute to provide mobile unit mammogram screenings for women throughout the Louisville metropolitan area this month starting today at the Thornton’s on Dixie Highway.
The initiative is made possible by a $100,000 grant Thorntons has donated to the Norton Cancer Institute, an initiative that will continue in 2013 and beyond, according to a news release.
The mammogram screenings are for women between the ages of 40 to 75 who have not been screened in the past year.
For women who are medically insured, their insurance companies will be billed and a co-pay may apply for the low-cost screening, according to the release.
The co-pay will not be collected at the time of the exam.
For uninsured women, funding will be provided for no-cost screenings.
Screenings will be conducted aboard the Norton Cancer Institute Mobile Prevention Center through the Norton Healthcare Foundation from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the dates listed below at the following Louisville Thorntons locations:
- Today, September 24, 11700 South Dixie Highway
- Tuesday, September 25, 4154 Bardstown Road
- Thursday, September 27, 8405 National Turnpike
- Friday, September 28, 10320 Westport Road
“Our overriding goal with the Thorntons/Norton mobile mammogram unit program is to provide easy access, affordable, and in some cases no cost, screenings for the multitudes of women at risk,” stated Matt Thornton, Thortons president and CEO. “(Cancer) has affected the lives of many of our family members, friends, colleagues and customers, and we are passionate about building awareness around one of our primary philanthropic initiatives.”
And we’re assuming Thorntons is filling up the Norton Cancer Center Mobile Center, which doesn’t look all that fuel efficient.
About Thorntons: Founded by Kentucky native James H. Thornton in 1971, Thorntons Inc. is one of the leading independent gasoline and convenience chain retailers in the U.S., currently operating throughout the Midwest under the brand name Thorntons. With over $2.3 billion in revenue, Thorntons is the largest privately held corporation in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, Thorntons operates 166 gasoline and convenience stores, car washes and travel plazas in five states: Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Tennessee. Thorntons distributes its petroleum products through its wholly owned Thornton Transportation Company and operates a river bulk storage terminal in Louisville. For more information visit the website here and follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thorntonsinc and Twitter at www.twitter.com/thorntonsinc.
About Norton Cancer Institute: As three-time winner of the prestigious Press Ganey Summit Award for excellence in patient care, Norton Cancer Institute’s mission is to blend comprehensive healing, compassion and hope for patients and their families. Norton Cancer Institute offers a broad range of cancer specialists, services and programs, including the da Vinci minimally invasive surgical system; a $1 million Mobile Prevention Center; and cancer radiation centers offering state-of-the-art stereotactic radiosurgery and advanced brachytherapy technologies such as MammoSite. Norton Cancer Institute is designated by the American College of Surgeons as the only accredited Integrated Network Program in Kentucky and one of only 34 in the nation.