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Local Breast Health Program Awarded Funding from Susan G. Komen® Columbus
May 19, 2014

(COLUMBUS, OH) – The Madison County Hospital Foundation was recently awarded $62,194 from the Columbus Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure to provide mammograms and other diagnostic services to Madison County residents who cannot afford services.

 

The MCH Foundation is one of 20 breast health programs to receive more than $1.4 million in funding from Komen Columbus.

 

“This incredible outcome is a true testament to the spirit of our community and to the thousands of people in Central and Southeastern Ohio who care deeply about the health and well-being of their neighbors,” said Katie Carter, executive director of Komen Columbus. “Because of the unwavering support of our donors, corporate sponsors, Race participants, advocates and volunteers, we will be able to fund breast cancer screening, treatment and education programs for thousands of women and men in our community.”

 

The $1.4 million was raised through the efforts of our supporters participating in the many special events and fundraisers held annually, including the annual Komen Columbus Race for the Cure®. The funds will help the MCH Foundation combat breast cancer incidence and mortality. It will also help find solutions for disparities in breast cancer across populations and aid cutting-edge programs in finding a cure.

 

The MCH Foundation will use their Komen Columbus funds to continue their Cure Your Fears program that includes providing mammograms at no out-of-pocket cost. The program also provides complimentary services such as ultrasound, breast MRI, biopsies and support services for breast cancer survivors.

 

Komen Columbus is the only breast cancer organization in Central and Southeastern Ohio committed to providing free services for every step of the breast cancer journey.

 

"With this grant from Komen Columbus and through our Breast Cancer Endowment Fund, we are able to help residents of Madison County who feel they cannot afford breast cancer screenings or treatment," said Kelly Snyder, Executive Director of the MCH Foundation.

 

For more information about MCH Foundation and Cure Your Fears, visit www.madisoncountyhospital.org.

 

About Susan G. Komen Columbus®

Since 1993, Komen Columbus has invested more than $15 million in community grants funding education to the many women still unaware of their risk for breast cancer, screening to many uninsured and underinsured struggling in our current economy, support to those diagnosed and undergoing treatment. Komen Columbus has also invested more than $4.8 million in local breast cancer research and Susan G. Komen has invested $782 million in global research. Research dollars help scientists to understand the difference in breast cancer biology and discover new prevention and treatment approaches that will end breast cancer forever. For more information, visit www.komencolumbus.org or call the Komen Columbus office at 614-297-8155 or TOLL FREE 1-866-611-2873.

 

 

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