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Lyft Offering Free Rides for Breast Cancer Screenings This Month

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Lyft, through partnerships with Rush University Medical Center and The Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force, is offering free rides for patients going to breast cancer screenings this month.

The company’s charitable idea stemmed from a recent statistic claiming that due to lack of transportation, 3.6 million medical appointments are missed every year. Until October 31st, customers can earn up to two free rides to hospitals for breast cancer screenings at certain hospitals around Chicago.

Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force’s Community Health Manager Paris Thomas tells ABC News, “We are thrilled to be working with Lyft to eliminate this barrier and promote access to high quality breast care for all.”

See the complete list below for hospitals participating in this very special offer:

Rush University Medical Center, 1653 W Congress Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60612
Rush Oak Park Medical Center, 520 S Maple Ave., Oak Park, IL 60304
Loyola University Medical Center, 2160 S 1st Ave., Maywood, IL 60153
Mercy Hospital & Medical Center, 2525 Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60616
Swedish Covenant Hospital, 2739 W Foster Ave., Chicago, IL 60625
Advocate Christ Breast Center, 4545 W 103rd St., Oak Lawn, IL 60453
St. Alexius Hospital, 1555 Barrington Rd., Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
Stroger Hospital,1969 W Ogden Ave., Chicago, IL 60612
UIC, 1740 W Taylor St., Chicago, IL 60612
AMITA Health Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center, 2233 W. Division St. Chicago, IL 60622
UChicago Medicine, 5841 S Maryland Ave., Chicago, IL 60637

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