For a decade, The Foundation for Marshall Medical Centers has raised money through its Pink Pumpkin Run to fund mammograms for women who cannot afford them.

This year, the pandemic has forced the run to go virtual, but it is still contributing to the fight against breast cancer.

In 2020, in addition to almost 200 free screenings, Pink Pumpkin proceeds paid for a new, high-tech tool to support early detection.

The Foundation used earnings from the 2019 race to purchase a Trident Breast Imaging System for Marshall Medical’s mammography departments at North and South.

The Trident System is a specimen-imaging device that allows the mammography staff and physician to image the specimen removed during a stereotactic procedure at the time of the procedure, explained Wade Wright, executive director of clinical services for Marshall Medical.

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