Nine programs in Central and Eastern Kentucky will share $360,000 for breast cancer screening, treatment, education and patient navigation.
The grants go to breast cancer-specific projects of the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department; the Kentucky Pink Connection; Central Baptist Hospital; St. Joseph Breast Center; King’s Daughters Medical Center; Mountain Comprehensive Health Corp.; Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital; Dayspring Family Health Center; and North Central Area Health Education Center. Programs chosen were determined to have the greatest impact on underserved women in a 58-county service area, the Lexington Herald-Leader reports.
The grants were awarded by the Lexington affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Another $100,000 raised in Kentucky went to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure National Grants Program to fund research. (Read more)