Providence Festival of Trees 2016 Beneficiary - Seaside

Funds from this event will aid in our community’s fight against breast cancer. We will be purchasing a state-of-the-art 3D Tomosynthesis breast mammography machine for Providence Seaside Hospital’s Diagnostic Imaging department. It will be the first of its kind on the North Coast, and will offer coastal residents the opportunity to have their screenings here at the coast, rather than needing to drive into Portland or make multiple trips back for additional scans because the 2D machine couldn’t get a clear enough image. The “Tomo” also supports the earlier detection of breast cancer—sometimes as early as stage zero—saving precious time and sometimes lives. We are very excited about the opportunity to serve our community in this way.