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Fans at AutoNation Cure Bowl can get mammograms, learn about breast cancer at Cure Village

It’s not every day that fans can get a mammogram or talk to a nurse about their health while cheering for their favorite team, but the AutoNation Cure Bowl isn’t the average football game.

On Dec. 19, when thousands of San Jose State and Georgia State fans head to the Orlando Citrus Bowl, they’ll have access to “Florida Hospital Cure Village” — a hub where they can receive mammograms, talk to breast care experts, learn about breast cancer, and sign up for mammograms with Florida Hospital.

“Florida Hospital Cure Village” will host plenty of activities for the entire family, including games, a photo booth, cheer cards for fans to personalize with a “Beat Cancer For” message, and crafts for children.

“Florida Hospital has a long-standing commitment to women, and we strive to bring our high quality and compassionate care into our communities,” said Dr. Lori Boardman, medical director of Florida Hospital for Women. “Florida Hospital Cure Village at the AutoNation Cure Bowl is one more way we can bring health care, education and awareness directly to women without requiring them to walk through our hospital doors.”

Florida Hospital Cure Village will be open to the public beginning at noon and until kickoff at 7 p.m. Women who want to receive a screening at Florida Hospital for Women’s mobile mammography unit are encouraged to make an appointment in advance by calling 407-303-1615. Most forms of insurance are accepted, and there is a self-pay rate of $81. Also, funding is available for those who qualify.

While most NCAA bowl games make contributions to charity, few include the name of their cause in their title. The Orlando Sports Foundation, the nonprofit organizer of the AutoNation Cure Bowl, is dedicated to raising funding for organizations working to find a cure for cancer.

The game directly supports the Breast Cancer Research Foundation — CharityWatch’s only A+ rated cancer organization.

Game day festivities outside the Orlando Citrus Bowl will also include performances by country music stars Joe Nichols and Jana Kramer at the AutoNation Cure Bowl Tailgate Party and Concert. Each ticket to the AutoNation Cure Bowl game includes admission to the Tailgate Party and Concert.

Tickets to the AutoNation Cure Bowl can be purchased at CureBowl.com. Florida Hospital encourages the public to use the code “FLHOSP” when purchasing tickets, as $5 from each ticket will go toward Florida Hospital’s Breast Cancer Care Fund. The Breast Cancer Care Fund enables women who cannot afford a mammogram to receive the screening.

About Florida Hospital:

Opened in 1908, Florida Hospital is a faith-based institution focused on providing whole person care. It is one of the largest not-for-profit hospitals in the country, caring for more than two million patient visits per year – more than any other hospital in the country, according to the American Hospital Association.  The Florida Division of Florida Hospital stretches from coast to coast with 23 hospitals and more than 4,600 patient beds. The division includes the Walt Disney Pavilion at Florida Hospital for Children, dozens of outpatient facilities and more than two dozen Centra Care urgent care locations throughout Central Florida.

Florida Hospital provides a wide range of health services, including many nationally and internationally recognized programs in cardiology, cancer, women’s medicine, neurosciences, diabetes, orthopedics, pediatrics, transplant and advanced surgical programs. Florida Hospital is a designated statutory teaching hospital and also trains physicians from all around the world on the newest technologies. For more information, please visit www.floridahospital.com.

For media inquiries only, call Florida Hospital Corporate Communications at 407-303-8217.