Mammogram screenings available at GATS


The Methodist Dallas mobile mammography bus is rolling into the Great American Trucking Show to provide on-site mammography screenings at the Landstar Health and Wellness Pavilion.

Rick Ash, of Onramp To Health, is fundraising so the mammography bus can provide mammograms to those whose insurance may not cover the screening. He is almost halfway to his $5,000 goal. His fundraiser last year raised enough money to provide 49 GATS attendees free screenings. This was the second highest number of screenings since they began bringing the bus to GATS in 2015.

Attendees will also have access to on-site DOT physicals, BMI measurements, blood pressure checks, kidney function analysis, cardio risk assessment, hands-on spinal assessments, and chiropractic and vision screenings. Onramp to Health will also host a blood drive.

GATS will be held Aug. 22-24 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in downtown Dallas. Registration is available for free online in advance of the show, and on-site registration will be $10.