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AAMM Campaign Public Service Announcements Transcripts

The African American Women and Mass Media (AAMM) campaign featured public service announcements (PSAs) that include testimonials by local breast cancer survivors. The text transcript for each PSA is listed below.

Annie Johnson PSA

A message from the CDC—

Narrator: Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American women, and African American women are disproportionately affected by it. That number doesn't have to be that high. Sadly, most of our women aren't aware of a local program to get a low-cost or even a no-cost mammogram.

Annie Johnson: My name is Annie Johnson, and I am a 12-year breast cancer survivor. Sometimes it's best to get your mammogram as soon as you can, before you detect a problem. And if you have the Lord on your side, you can survive anything.

Gretchen Suk: This is Gretchen Suk. I'm a physician assistant with Central Georgia Cancer Care. The importance of early detection of this silent killer could save your life. Breast cancer detection in stage 1 is very curable. Free mammogram services are available and are available in the same clinics with the same technicians who provide mammograms to paying patients.

Narrator: Call this number to find one of many locations for screening today: 1-800-4CANCER. It could save your life.

Brenda Hubbard PSA

A message from the CDC—

Narrator: Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American women, and African American women are disproportionately affected by it. That number doesn't have to be that high. Sadly, most of our women aren't aware of a local program to get a low-cost or even a no-cost mammogram.

Brenda Hubbard: My name is Brenda Hubbard. I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1998, and I'm encouraging African American women to get out and get your mammogram. It's nothing to be afraid of. Early detection is the key, and you can be cured.

Gretchen Suk: This is Gretchen Suk. I'm a physician assistant with Central Georgia Cancer Care. The importance of early detection of this silent killer could save your life. Breast cancer detection in stage 1 is very curable. Free mammogram services are available and are available in the same clinics with the same technicians who provide mammograms to paying patients.

Narrator: Call this number to find one of many locations for screening today: 1-800-4CANCER. It could save your life.

Deborah Ray PSA

A message from the CDC—

Narrator: Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American women, and African American women are disproportionately affected by it. That number doesn't have to be that high. Sadly, most of our women aren't aware of a local program to get a low-cost or even a no-cost mammogram.

Deborah Ray: My name is Deborah Ray. I was very lucky because I had early detection. This is very important, ladies; we all need to go. I know it's frightening to you; we're all scared, but it's not that bad. And I'm telling you right now, your life is worth the living.

Mary Wright: My name is Mary Wright, and I am a certified oncology nurse. Breast cancer detected in stage 1 is very curable. Free mammogram services are available and are available in the same clinics with the same technicians. It does not matter whether you can afford to pay or not. You will get the same service.

Narrator: Call this number to find one of many locations for screening today: 1-800-4CANCER. It could save your life.

Francine Caldwell PSA

Narrator: When it comes to understanding the important role mammograms play in winning the battle against breast cancer, it helps to hear the real truth from a real survivor. Here with us is Francine Caldwell.

Francine Caldwell: I discovered a lump through self-examination, and I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Mammograms are a little bit uncomfortable. However, the discomfort is very short-lived; it only lasts for only a few seconds and the pain of the mammogram is so much less in comparison to the pain of the treatment of the disease in its advanced stages.

Narrator: According to Sharon Reynolds, a registered nurse, low- and no-cost mammograms are available and backed by medical professionals.

Sharon Reynolds: The low-cost and free mammograms are the same people, the same machines; the quality is there—the quality standards are there for every mammogram.

Narrator: Ladies, remember, quality mammograms are available at low and no cost by calling 1-800-4CANCER. That's 1-8-0-0-4-C-A-N-C-E-R. Know your body; know the truth. Schedule a mammogram today.

Hattie M. Frazier PSA

A message from the CDC—

Narrator: Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American women, and African American women are disproportionately affected by it. That number doesn't have to be that high. Sadly, most of our women aren't aware of a local program to get a low-cost or even a no-cost mammogram.

Hattie M. Frazier: My name is Hattie M. Frazier. I had breast cancer, but with the help of God and my husband and daughter, the support and love that they give me, I know that I will overcome. And please, go get that mammogram.

Dr. Paula Denito: My name is Dr. Paula Denito. Free mammogram services are available and are available in the same clinics with the same technicians. It does not matter whether you can afford to pay or not. You will get the same service.

Narrator: Call this number to find one of many locations for screening today: 1-800-4CANCER. It could save your life.

Madonna Baker PSA

A message from the CDC—

Narrator: Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American women, and African American women are disproportionately affected by it. That number doesn't have to be that high. Sadly, most of our women aren't aware of a local program to get a low-cost or even a no-cost mammogram.

Madonna Baker: My name is Madonna Baker, and I am a 40 year-old breast cancer survivor. I live differently now. I look at things differently now. For anything negative someone can tell me, I look on the other side. My glass is always half full; it is never half empty.

Mary Wright: My name is Mary Wright, and I am a certified oncology nurse. Breast cancer detected in stage 1 is very curable. Free mammogram services are available and are available in the same clinics with the same technicians. It does not matter whether you can afford to pay or not. You will get the same service.

Narrator: Call this number to find one of many locations for screening today: 1-800-4CANCER. It could save your life.

Maya Angelou PSA

Maya Angelou: As we get older, our chances of developing breast cancer increase. However, every year more women continue to live meaningful lives because their breast cancer was discovered and treated early. Every woman deserves to be healthy, and a good way to make sure you don't have breast cancer is to have a mammogram every year. If you're over 40, call about a free mammogram. Do it for yourself and the people you love. Every woman counts, every year.

Pamela and Herbert Swain PSA

Narrator: Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American women, and African American women are disproportionately affected. Sadly, most of our women aren't aware of a local program to get a low-cost or even a no-cost mammogram.

Pamela Swain: Hello, I'm Pamela Swain, a two-year breast cancer survivor. Breast cancer is not a death sentence.

Herbert Swain: Hello, I'm Herbert Swain, Pamela's husband. I want to let women to know that my wife lost her hair, and I still love her no matter what.

Pamela Swain: You might not know if you will have a job tomorrow. But you can have the peace of mind of knowing that you don't have breast cancer. Whatever you do, choose life first.

Gretchen Suk: This is Gretchen Suk. I'm a physician assistant with Central Georgia Cancer Care. The importance of early detection of this silent killer could save your life. Free mammogram services are available and are available in the same clinics with the same technicians who provide mammograms to paying patients.

Narrator: Call this number for screening today. 1-800-4CANCER. It could save your life or the life of a loved one. 1-800-4CANCER.

Susan Foster Ray (1) PSA

A message from the CDC—

Susan Foster Ray: My name is Susan Foster Ray and very proud to say that I have come through being a survivor for nearly 7 years. My daughters will start at the age of 25. Right now she's 24. Her father also has prostate cancer, so she has a double dose of it. If you do not have insurance, don't sit at home and cry 'Oh me, oh my, what am I going to do?' You're going to get up, you're going to put one foot before the other, and you're going to go somewhere.

Dr. Paula Denito: My name is Dr. Paula Denito. The importance of early detection of this silent killer could save your life. Breast cancer detected in stage 1 is very curable. Free mammogram services are available and are available in the same clinics with the same technicians. It does not matter whether you can afford to pay or not. You will get the same service.

Narrator: Call this number to find one of many locations for screening today: 1-800-4CANCER. It could save your life.

This message brought to you by the CDC.

Susan Foster Ray (2) PSA

A message from the CDC—

Susan Foster Ray: My name is Susan Foster Ray and very proud to say that I have come through being a survivor for nearly 7 years. We as women have got to learn to take charge of our lives and take charge of our health care. I'm not giving up. I have a daughter who's 24. She is my light. She is my sunshine. I do idealize her in a way because she gives me my strength. The life that you save could be your own. Thank you.

Dr. Paula Denito: My name is Dr. Paula Denito. The importance of early detection of this silent killer could save your life. Breast cancer detected in stage 1 is very curable. Free mammogram services are available and are available in the same clinics with the same technicians. It does not matter whether you can afford to pay or not. You will get the same service.

Narrator: Call this number to find one of many locations for screening today: 1-800-4CANCER. It could save your life.

This message brought to you by the CDC.

Tabitha Reese (1) PSA

A message from the CDC—

Narrator: Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American women, and African American women are disproportionately affected by it. That number doesn't have to be that high. Sadly, most of our women aren't aware of a local program to get a low-cost or even a no-cost mammogram.

Tabitha Reese: My name is Tabitha Reese. I am a 4-year breast cancer survivor. I was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 38. There are services out there. Please, please get help. Early detection does save lives. It saved mine.

Dr. Fredrick M. Schnell: This is Dr. Fredrick M. Schnell. The importance of early detection of this silent killer could save your life. Free mammogram services are available and are available in the same clinics and with the same technicians who provide mammograms to paying patients.

Narrator: Call this number to find one of many locations for screening today: 1-800-4CANCER. It could save your life.

Tabitha Reese (2) PSA

A message from the CDC—

Tabitha Reese: My name is Tabitha Reese. I am a 4-year breast cancer survivor, and I would like to say if you feel bad or if you think that it cannot happen to you, it can. I was one of the ones that thought breast cancer, no. That I would be the one that would never get it, and I got it. Early detection does save lives; it saved mine.

Dr. Paula Denito: The importance of early detection of this silent killer could save your life. My name is Dr. Paula Denito. Breast cancer detected in stage 1 is very curable. Free mammogram services are available and are available in the same clinics with the same technicians. It does not matter whether you can afford to pay or not. You will get the same service.

Narrator: Call this number to find one of many locations for screening today: 1-800-4CANCER. It could save your life.

This message brought to you by the CDC.

Tabitha Reese (3) PSA

Narrator: Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American women, and African American women are disproportionately affected. Sadly, most of our women aren't aware of a local program to get a low-cost or even a no-cost mammogram.

Tabitha Reese: My name is Tabitha Reese. I am a 4-year breast cancer survivor, and I would like to say if you feel bad or if you think that it cannot happen to you, it can. I was one of the ones that thought breast cancer, no. That I would be the one that would never get it, and I got it. Early detection does save lives; it saved mine.

Gretchen Suk: This is Gretchen Suk. I'm a physician assistant for Central Georgia Cancer Care. It's important for women to remember that you cannot stop getting mammograms even if you do have several normal results. Because risk increases with age, and the older you get, the more at risk you are for breast cancer. So please keep getting those mammograms.

Narrator: Call this number for screening today. 1-800-4CANCER. It could save your life or the life of a loved one. 1-800-4CANCER.

Tamara and Byron Mobley PSA

Narrator: Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American women, and African American women are disproportionately affected. Sadly, most of our women aren't aware of a local program to get a low-cost or even a no-cost mammogram.

Tamara Mobley: Hello, I'm Tamara Mobley, breast cancer survivor of two years. I'm here to encourage African American women who cannot afford services. Mammograms are free, and breast cancer is not a death sentence. Some women are afraid to get screened because they are afraid they will not be attractive.

Byron Mobley: Hi, I'm Byron Mobley, husband of Tamara Mobley.

Tamara Mobley: I was afraid of losing my breast.

Byron Mobley: Sweetheart, I love you no matter what.

Tamara Mobley: I was afraid of losing my hair.

Byron Mobley: Sweetheart, I love you no matter what.

Tamara Mobley: Whatever you do, choose a mammogram.

Mary Wright: My name is Mary Wright, and I am a certified oncology nurse. Free mammogram services are available and are available in the same clinics with the same technicians. You will get the same service.

Narrator: Call this number for screening today. 1-800-4CANCER. It could save your life or the life of a loved one. 1-800-4CANCER.

Denito-Frazier-Davis PSA

A message from the CDC—

Narrator: Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American women, and African American women are disproportionately affected by it. That number doesn't have to be that high. Sadly, most of our women aren't aware of a local program to get a low-cost or even a no-cost mammogram.

Dr. Paula Denito: My name is Dr. Paula Denito. The importance of early detection of this silent killer could save your life. Breast cancer detected in stage 1 is very curable. Free mammogram services are available and are available in the same clinics with the same technicians. It does not matter whether you can afford to pay or not. You will get the same service.

Hattie M. Frazier: My name is Hattie M. Frazier. Please, go get that mammogram.

Deloris Davis: I'm Deloris Davis. There is help out there that could save your life.

Narrator: Call this number to find one of many locations for screening today. 1-800-4CANCER. It could save your life.

Ray-Davis-Hubbard PSA

A message from the CDC—

Susan Foster Ray: My name is Susan Foster Ray and very proud to say that I have come through being a survivor for nearly 7 years. The life that you save could be your own.

Deloris Davis: I'm Deloris Davis. I'm a 10-year cancer survivor. I know that getting mammograms is important and helpful. It is painless and there is help out there that could save your life.

Brenda Hubbard: My name is Brenda Hubbard. I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1998. It's been ten years ago, and I had lot of support with family, friends, church members, and I'm encouraging African American womens to get out and get your mammogram. It's nothing to be afraid of. Early detection is the key to having a long life jeopardy (sic) if it's caught in time.

Narrator: Call this number to find one of many locations for screening today. 1-800-4CANCER. It could save your life.

Schnell-Suk-Denito PSA

A message from the CDC—

Dr. Fredrick Schnell: This is Dr. Fredrick M. Schnell. I work in central Georgia in medical oncology for Central Georgia Cancer Care.

Gretchen Suk: This is Gretchen Suk. I'm a physician assistant with Central Georgia Cancer Care. Breast cancer detection in stage 1 is very curable.

Dr. Fredrick Schnell: The importance of early detection of this silent killer could save your life. Free mammogram services are available and are available in the same clinics and with the same technicians who provide mammograms to paying patients.

Dr. Paula Denito: The importance of early detection of this silent killer could save your life. Breast cancer detected in stage 1 is very curable. Free mammogram services are available and are available in the same clinics with the same technicians. It does not matter whether you can afford to pay or not. You will get the same service.

Narrator: Call this number to find one of many locations for screening today. 1-800-4CANCER. It could save your life.

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