The women in our lives are asked so many questions daily – “What’s for dinner?” “Can you work late tonight?” “Can you drop me at practice?” But who’s asking women one of the most important questions? – “Have you scheduled your mammogram?” This month, #AskHer to make sure she gets this essential annual screening. It’s one question that could save her life.

Recognizing that so many women put the care of others before themselves, Atlantic Health System believes that it is up to each of us to remind the women in our lives to make their own health a priority. In response, Atlantic Health System has launched an exciting campaign, originally created by a group of innovative employees, to encourage breast cancer screening.  

YOU have the opportunity to make a difference. 

According to the American Cancer Society, one out of every eight U.S. women will develop invasive breast cancer in her lifetime. Mammography screening reduces breast cancer mortality by detecting cancers at an earlier stage; a recent review found a 38% decline in breast cancer mortality among women who were screened with mammography.

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So what are you waiting for? Pop the question!

Join in and #AskHer:

1.    “Pop the question” and ask the women around you if they’ve scheduled their mammograms this year. Looking for the right words? Grab fun #askher social media filters and send #askher notes to women you care about.

2.    Atlantic Health System Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts are posting content with the hashtag #askher. Join us! Follow us and share our#AskHer posts.

3.    When you do ask someone close to you if she has scheduled her mammogram, film or take a photo of your “ask” moment. Post your photo or video on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and be sure to use the #askher hashtag and tag Atlantic Health in your post!

Here are some more samples of the campaign at work!

Request an appointment for a mammogram.

Between October 3 and November 15, Atlantic Health System has created extended hours and added 1200 appointments for screening mammography at designated breast centers. 

Participating locations:

Breast Center at Chilton Medical Center 

Collins Pavilion

97 West Parkway

Pompton Plains, NJ 


Breast Center at Overlook Medical Center

Medical Arts Center (MAC) II, Ground Floor

11 Overlook Road

Summit, NJ 07901


Carol W. and Julius A. Rippel Breast Center

435 South Street

Morristown, NJ 07960


Center for Breast Health at Newton Medical Center

175 High Street

Newton, NJ 07860


Hackettstown Medical Center – Women’s Imaging Suite

651 Willow Grove Street

Hackettstown, NJ 07840

Morristown Medical Center Health Pavilion

Breast Screening Center

333 Mount Hope Avenue

Rockaway, NJ 07866


For more information or to schedule a screening mammogram at the below Atlantic Health System breast screening sites, please or call 1-844-343-3540.

Atlantic Health System is a leading non-profit health care delivery system in New Jersey with more than 14,000 employees and more than 4,000 physicians. The network includes Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, NJ; Overlook Medical Center in Summit, NJ; Newton Medical Center in Newton, NJ; Chilton Medical Center in Pompton Plains, NJ; Hackettstown Medical Center in Hackettstown, NJ; and Goryeb Children’s Hospital in Morristown, NJ, as well as Atlantic Rehabilitation, and Atlantic Home Care and Hospice. Atlantic Health System has a medical school affiliation with the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University.

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