WILMINGTON — Novant Health and the Wilmington Chapter of Links, Incorporated will host Links in Pink next week, where locals can access mammogram screenings and health resources in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The event will take place on Saturday, October 21 at the MLK Center, 401 S. Eighth St. in Wilmington from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. During this time, Links members will educate the community about the importance of breast awareness, self-examinations and mammograms. Novant Health will provide mammograms and share resources for surgical and prosthesis bras.

Breast cancer survivors will also be celebrated, including Mildred Bethea, the event’s featured speaker.

This event is co-sponsored by Novant Health and the YWCA of The Lower Cape Fear.

Appointments are recommended. To schedule, please call (910)721-1485. The minimum age for a screening mammogram on the mobile is 35. Screening mammograms are covered as preventive care under most insurance plans. For convenience, Novant Health will file a claim with the insurance provider. [source]