Albertsons Companies and Vons Foundation Grant $10,000 to Mammoth Hospital to Fund Mammography

Open and Safe

Dr. Yuri Parisky, Diagnostic Radiologist and Medical Director of Mammoth Hospital’s Department of Medical Imaging

For the eighth year in a row, Mammoth Hospital has received a $10,000 grant from the Vons Foundation to fund $10 mammograms for low-income residents in Mammoth Lakes and its surrounding communities.

This recurring donation allows us to offer $10 mammograms to over 40 patients per year and diagnose about six early-stage cancers annually. By catching cancer in this stage, a patient’s chance of survival rises exponentially. There are many women in this small community who would go without lifesaving screenings were it not for the generosity of the Albertsons Companies and Vons Foundations.

Yuri Parisky, M.D., Medical Imaging Director at Mammoth Hospital, expressed his gratitude for this annual gift. “The Vons Foundation has again demonstrated its commitment to this community by keeping it local and supporting Mammoth Hospital in its vigilance against breast cancer,” said Parisky.

Mammoth Hospital also contributes to this fund each year in order to serve all patients who need it, and encourages community members to donate to support its work. To lend your support to the Mammography Fund serving low-income residents of Mono County, contact Sarah Rea, Grants Coordinator, at sarah.rea@mammothhospital.com.