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Mobile Mammography Program Receives Grant from Komen

The Lexington Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation has awarded OLBH Mobile Mammography Unit $12,660 in grant funding.

The monies received from Komen will provide treatment for uninsured rural women in OLBH’s service area. Women over the age of 40 without insurance and who have never been diagnosed with breast cancer nor are having symptoms are eligible for the grant-funded mammography screenings. Komen grants support programs like the OLBH Mobile Mammography Unit that provide breast health and breast cancer education, outreach, screening, treatment and support programs targeting services not otherwise available to medically underserved populations.

This year, the Lexington Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure awarded 12 grants totaling more than $350,000 to programs providing breast health services in Central and Eastern Kentucky. “To meet needs we have discovered right here in our community, this year’s grant slate specifically addresses reducing the number of stage 3 and stage 4 diagnosis in Kentucky and we would like to impact those number by focusing on screenings and flooding the state with education about breast health,” Jennifer Bricking, executive director of the affiliate, said.

The Komen Foundation was established in 1982 by Nancy Brinker to honor the memory of her sister, Susan G. Komen, who died from breast cancer at the age of 36. Thanks to more than 75,000 volunteers dedicated to the fight against breast cancer, the Komen Foundation, with its Affiliate Network, is the world’s largest private funder of community-based breast health education and breast cancer screening and treatment programs.

For more information, contact the OLBH CareLine at (606) 833-CARE (2273).

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