Available in Arizona including Metro Phoenix, Tucson and Casa Grande, and in Northern Colorado including Greeley, Loveland, and Fort Collins, riders can download the Lyft app for their complimentary ride.
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PHOENIX (Oct. 1, 2018) -- Banner Health and Lyft are teaming up to provide 1,000 free Lyft rides for mammogram appointments during October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. These rides will be available in Arizona in select locations around Metro Phoenix, Tucson and Casa Grande, and in Northern Colorado in Greeley, Loveland and Fort Collins.
Mammography rates declined between 2000 and 2015, remaining below national cancer screening targets, especially for women.
This statistic, which comes from a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report, is surprising considering the presumed increase in knowledge around prevention’s importance. The fact remains that early detection of breast cancer can save lives, and both awareness and access must be stressed to increase the numbers.
“At Banner Health, our mission is making health care easier, so life can be better. We’re proud that we can live out our mission by providing these complimentary rides for women needing assistance. We’re also excited that by offering this incentive, we will help many people take a more proactive approach when it comes to managing their own health,” said Scott Nordlund, Banner Health’s chief strategy and growth officer.
Drena Kusari, Lyft regional general manager, said of the partnership, “Early screenings are a critical component of breast cancer awareness. We hope that by providing rides, we can remove any barriers to transportation, so passengers can make early detection a priority.”
The 1,000 free rides include transportation to and from up to 500 mammograms in Arizona – the Phoenix area, Tucson, and Casa Grande. In addition, the same number of free rides will be available in Northern Colorado, in Greeley and Fort Collins.
Once a person has made their mammogram appointment, they can schedule their free ride by downloading the free Lyft app either from the App Store or Google Play and using the following codes:
In late June, Lyft and Banner Health announced ridesharing as an innovative transportation solution for Banner patients to get to and from medical appointments. The collaboration, a first for any Arizona-based health system, helps Banner provide increased services for its more than 700,000 members in six states across 28 hospitals.
For more information about how to secure a ride to and from a mammography screening, and for the select locations where this free ride service will be offered, please visit: www.bannerhealth.com/MammogramRides.
ABOUT BANNER HEALTH
Headquartered in Arizona, Banner Health is one of the largest nonprofit health care systems in the country. The system owns and operates 28 acute-care hospitals, Banner Health Network, Banner – University Medicine, academic and employed physician groups, long-term care centers, outpatient surgery centers and an array of other services; including Banner Urgent Care, family clinics, home care and hospice services, pharmacies and a nursing registry. Banner Health is in six states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada and Wyoming. For more information, visit www.BannerHealth.com.
Lyft was founded in June 2012 by Logan Green and John Zimmer to improve people’s lives through the world’s best transportation. Lyft is the fastest growing rideshare company in the U.S. and is available to more than 95 percent of the U.S. population as well as in Ontario, Canada. Lyft is preferred by drivers and riders for its reliable and friendly experience, and its commitment to affecting positive change for the future of our cities. For more information on Lyft in Phoenix, visit www.lyft.com/cities/phoenix-az.