PETCO PARK, C.A. -- Rosa Aguirre said when she heard about Saturday’s free mammogram screening, she knew she had to attend.
"I know so many people who have died from breast cancer,” said Aguirre.
She said saving money was also a big draw. Susan G. Komen and the San Diego Padres hosted the free mammogram event.
"Living in San Diego is very expensive,” said Aguirre.
She said even with insurance; she still has to pay a few hundred bucks to get it done.
"When I did do mammograms through my insurance, I have a high deductible,” she said.
Dozens of women with and without insurance took part in the event.
Organizers said six women are diagnosed with breast cancer every day in San Diego. There is a 99-percent survival rate for the most common type if detected early.
Laura Farmer Sherman, President of Susan G. Komen San Diego, said they’re offering state-of-the-art testing with their 3D mammogram machine.
Aguirre said taking care of her health is the best thing she can do for herself.
“I have three kids, and I want to be there for them,” she said.
The event is from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.