The History of Dollars for Mammograms
Dollars For Mammograms was incorporated in May 2000. Seed money to establish this corporation came from Monies For Mammograms, Inc. The monies from the earlier corporation were donated anonymously by a wealthy man in memory of his wife who died from breast cancer.
New Articles of Incorporation were written by Lori Wellbaum Wolffe and filed. Tish Mercier, CPA, filed for our 501(C)(3) non profit status. Both donated their services. In August of 2005, we were granted a permanent status of a non profit 501(C)(3) tax deductible public foundation.
As our funds increased, in addition to annual screening mammograms, we were able to offer diagnostic mammograms, breast ultrasounds and stereotactic biopsies to our recipients, if deemed medically necessary.
In June of 2006, we expanded our service beyond the Englewood School District to include Northport (34287) Venice (34293) and Port Charlotte (33953.)
In May 2008, we once again expanded. Fawcett Memorial Hospital came on board as our new imaging center for the women in Eastern Charlotte County.
Today we service area women who live within the zip code boundaries of:
- Englewood & Grove City 34223 & 34224,
- Cape Haze & Rotonda West 33947,
- Placida 33946
- Boca Grande 33921
- Port Charlotte 33948, 33952, 33953, 33954, 33980, 33981 and 33983
- Punta Gorda: 33950, 33955, 33982
- North Port 34286, 34287, 34288, 34289 & 34291
- Venice 34292, 34293, 34285