SAN DIEGO.- CashCo Pawn Shop, San Diego’s leading local pawn shop, has partnered with We Support U, a local non-profit organization serving cancer patients, to host a free-of-cost Breast Cancer Screening Event on April 22.

The goal is to help We Support U’s goal in improving cancer prevention, screening and survival among underserved, low-income communities, CashCo Pawn Shop said in a statement.

“(We serve) a population that not only experiences financial hardships, but that also has limited ability to pay for health screenings, including breast exams and mammograms,” Moris Adato, a CashCo Pawn Shop managing partner, said. “Our goal in partnership with We Support U is to let the community know that many people experience similar obstacles and that we are here to help.”

To qualify for the free breast exams and mammograms, individuals must be 40 years or older, have no health insurance or be underinsured, meet federal low income guidelines and not have had a mammogram in the past year.

“Early breast cancer detection can save lives,” Bertha Tiznado, We Support U executive director, said. “(These screening opportunities) are one of the best ways to improve our community’s well being.”

The screening event will be held Friday, April 22 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the CashCo Pawn Shop located at 4502 University Ave., Suite 103, in San Diego. For more information or to make an appointment visit CashCoPawn.com/WeSupportU. To inquire about We Support U’s other services call (619) 508-8088 or send an email to bertha@wesupportu.org.