Pedaling for a Cause: Texas Mamma Jamma Ride Supports Breast Cancer Screenings
08/21/2022

The Texas Mamma Jamma Ride returns to Taylor, Texas to support the life-saving mission of the Big Pink Bus

Online PR News – 21-August-2022 – AUSTIN, Texas – Presented by Lone Star Circle of Care (LSCC), the 2022 Texas Mamma Jamma Ride is a first-class cycling experience taking place on Saturday, September 17, in Taylor, Texas. The ride supports the lifesaving mission of the Big Pink Bus, the mobile mammogram service that travels throughout Central Texas. The Big Pink Bus brings accessible and affordable breast cancer screenings to underserved and uninsured women.
70% of patients had no coverage for their screening mammogram
56% of patients earn at or below 100% of the federal poverty level
13% of patients required follow-up diagnostic services after their mammogram and two were diagnosed with cancer

Operated by LSCC since 2021, the Big Pink Bus is outfitted with the latest 3D screening technology, and in its first year of operation, has accomplished many milestones including:
Approximately 10,000 miles traveled
Nearly 2,000 mammograms performed
149 screening events in five counties
22 unique locations across Central Texas, performing life-saving services to patients of all demographics.

This year's ride will start and finish on Taylor's historic Main Street with ride routes of 15, 25, 50 and 70 miles (maps here), providing distances for riders of every skill level. Riders will enjoy a first-class cycling experience through the beautiful Central Texas countryside, in addition to contributing to an event designed to raise funds for the life-saving mission of the Big Pink Bus.

“The Big Pink Bus had an incredibly successful first year thanks to funds raised from the Texas Mamma Jamma Ride,” said Jon Calvin, CEO of Lone Star Circle of Care. “Early detection of breast cancer saves lives and the Big Pink Bus brings Central Texan women the peace and resources they need.”

To learn more about the Texas Mamma Jamma Ride, visit https://www.mammajammaride.org.

About Texas Mamma Jamma Ride
Founded in 2008, the Texas Mamma Jamma Ride is an annual bike event that raises funds to support local programs and services for those fighting breast cancer and survivors in the Central Texas community. All proceeds of the Texas Mamma Jamma Ride support the operation and administration of the Big Pink Bus, a mobile mammography unit. The Big Pink Bus is owned and operated by Lone Star Circle of Care, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and federally qualified health center providing exceptional and accessible patient-centered healthcare for our Texas neighbors. For more information, visit https://www.mammajammaride.org.

About Lonestar Circle of Care
Founded in 2001 in Georgetown, Texas, LSCC is a federally qualified community health center providing exceptional and accessible patient-centered healthcare for our Texas neighbors. LSCC currently serves over 100,000 unique patients annually, providing adults, seniors, and children with primary care, women’s health and OB/GYN, psychiatry and behavioral health, general dentistry, optometry, convenient care, virtual visits, pharmacy, and mobile mammography services. LSCC is a registered 501(c)3 Texas nonprofit corporation. For more information visit http://www.lonestarcares.org.

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