News 3 viewer gets free mammogram after watching event

Posted at 5:59 PM, Sep 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-27 19:14:21-04

HAMPTON, Va. - Bra-ha-ha is a fundraiser where people create works of art using a bra as their canvas - all to raise awareness for breast cancer. News 3 is a proud sponsor of the event. Last year, a viewer saw the phone bank event and called in to get a free mammogram.

Marie Britt loves watching TV. She was sitting on her couch, remote in hand when she saw last year's WTKR phone bank about scheduling mammograms for women without insurance.

"I never had breast mammogram before so I decided I needed to go so I went and tried it out," said Britt.

The results of her mammogram were not what she expected. Doctors found lumps in both breasts. The news was nerve wracking.

"I went outside to the car to my husband and started crying. I was scared to death," said Britt.

Fortunately, Britt's biopsy came back normal. Now, she wants other women to take action and schedule a free mammogram.

"It's very important because you think you can't get it done. But if you listen to News 3 and see there are places for women who don't have insurance," said Britt.

Thursday, News 3's Barbara Ciara and Blaine Stewart will be judging the Bra-ha-ha entries at MacArthur Center.