FMC Breast Health Program Awarded Funding from Komen Columbus to Provide Breast Health Programming to Over 125 Women
Fairfield Medical Center
Public Relations Specialist
LANCASTER, Ohio (May 31, 2012) – Fairfield Medical Center Foundation was recently awarded $52,044 from the Columbus Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure to provide screening mammograms, diagnostic mammograms, ultrasounds and biopsies, where indicated to approximately 125 women in Fairfield, Perry and Hocking counties. Fairfield Medical Center Foundation was one of 30 breast health programs to receive more than $1.74 million in funding from Komen Columbus.
From left Joyce Cox, oncology nurse navigator; Katie Carter, Komen Columbus executive director; Megan Savage, Komen Columbus outreach coordinator; and Ricki Chenault, FMC Foundation executive director.
“We are fortunate that this is the second year we have received funding from Komen Columbus,” said Ricki Chenault, FMC Foundation executive director. “Last year we helped 99 women with our program “NO EXCUSES!” and helped educate over 24,000 people in Fairfield, Perry and Hocking counties through a direct mail campaign. During this cycle of funding we hope to reach out to even more women through their primary care givers and in additional mass mailings.”
The FMC Foundation plans to use the Komen funds for women who are uninsured or underinsured and within 300 percent of the federal poverty level.
“We are happy to award these grants to programs and organizations in our 30–county service area that directly impact thousands of women who are underserved and uninsured. Our grantees use the money awarded for many programs including screening, education, treatment, survivor support and outreach programs,” said Katie Carter, executive director of Komen Columbus. “Together, we are driven by Komen’s mission to save lives and end breast cancer forever and every dollar raised takes us one step closer to achieving that goal.”
The funds that make ”NO EXCUSES” possible are due to the generosity of Komen Columbus supporters – notably the more than 50,000 people who participated in the 2011 Komen Columbus Race for the Cure.
Komen Columbus has raised more than $19 million since it began in 1993; 75 percent of that money stays in its 30-county service area and is used to conduct breast cancer education, screening and treatment programs. The other 25 percent goes to Susan G. Komen for the Cure to fund national breast cancer research programs. For more information, please visit www.komencolumbus.org or call Oncology Nurse Navigator Joyce Cox at (740) 687-8863.
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