Vallarta Supermarkets has partnered with Los Altos Foods to encourage Latinas to screen regularly for breast cancer detection by offering free mammograms at select stores during October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The mammograms will be administered by Alinea Medical Imaging in mobile locations with easily accessible educational information, said the Hispanic grocer in a press release.
“We’re thrilled to partner with Los Altos Foods again this year in providing women a convenient and efficient way to access preventive care at the same location where they shop,” said Lizette Gomez, Director of Marketing for Vallarta Supermarkets. “Early detection is key, and making these mobile testing sites easily accessible, we hope, will encourage and increase the number of Latinas getting screened early.”
Breast cancer is the second most common type of cancer in women after skin cancer. Latina and Hispanic women account for 29 percent of the 24,000 new breast cancer cases diagnosed each year, and fewer Latina and Hispanic women get cancer screenings with mammograms than non-Hispanic white women.
Vallarta Supermarkets and Los Altos Foods look to turn the tide on this alarming statistic. The company said that as a strong supporter of their communities, it believes in the importance of family, unity, love, and health to continue to build memories with their loved ones. Los Altos’ authentic Mexican cheeses are key ingredients in Mexican cuisine and help to bridge different generations by bringing families together around the table.
The following Vallarta Supermarkets will host free mobile testing sites. Specific times will vary by location, and those interested in the free mammograms can book an appointment online or call (909) 622-3166 and request mobile scheduling.
Dates and locations of Vallarta Supermarkets mammogram testing site:
- October 7th, 8 AM to 4 PM, Vallarta Supermarkets, 7900 Imperial Hwy., Downey, CA 90242
- October 9th, 8 AM to 4 PM, Vallarta Supermarkets, 12351 Mariposa Rd., Victorville, CA 92395
- October 16th, 8 AM to 4 PM, Vallarta Supermarkets, 9136 Sepulveda Blvd., North Hills, CA 91343
- October 23rd, 8 AM to 4 PM, Vallarta Supermarkets, 8200 Rosedale Hwy, Bakersfield, CA 93312
To find the next mammogram mobile testing site, customers can scan the QR code on Los Altos’ pink product labels inside any Vallarta Supermarkets or visit losaltosfoods.com/pinkforlife.
Founded in 1985, Vallarta Supermarkets is a full-service independent grocery chain with 53 locations throughout California. Vallarta Supermarkets, known as the home of the Original Carne Asada™, is recognized for having fresh produce, quality meats, exquisite pastries, and specialty items from Latin America and other parts of the world.