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Madison Health Foundation awarded funding from Susan G. Komen® Columbus
May 13, 2016

(COLUMBUS, OH) – The Madison Health Foundation was recently awarded $65,300 from Susan G. Komen Columbus® to provide mammograms and other diagnostic services to Madison County residents who are in need of financial assistance. The Madison Health Foundation was one of 22 breast health programs to receive more than $1.46 million in funding from Komen Columbus®.


“Women who are diagnosed with breast cancer in Ohio are more likely to die from the disease than almost anywhere else in the United States due to multiple barriers such as access to affordable care and treatment and challenges to navigating the healthcare systems,” said Julie McMahon, director of mission at Komen Columbus. “In the communities we serve, we have identified issues contributing to those problems and focused our support to organizations that bring local solutions to those barriers.”


This years’ programs take two approaches:


  • Screening Navigation Programs are focused on educating women about risk and how to access care through their insurance, and how to navigate the healthcare system to get screenings. These programs also address any barriers, including cost for the uninsured, or other barriers like transportation.
  • Continuum of Care Programs are focused on ensuring that any woman who gets an abnormal screening result as the support she needs to make critical decisions and get the highest quality care, as well as support for any barriers, from high out of pocket costs to transportation and psychosocial support.


Including today’s grants, Komen Columbus has invested more than $18 million in a 30-county service area in central and southeast Ohio through education and breast health programs.


The $1.46 million was raised through the efforts of our supporters participating in the many special events and fundraisers held annually, including the annual Columbus Race for the Cure® and the 2015 Athens Race for the Cure®. The funds will help the Madison Health Foundation and Battelle Breast Care Center 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.


Thanks to the successful partnership of Komen Columbus and our Central Ohio community, the 2015 Komen Columbus Race for the Cure® on Saturday, May 16 raised more than $1.6 million. Those dollars were invested to several community programs in Central Ohio.


Komen Columbus is the only breast cancer organization in central and southeastern Ohio committed to funding life-saving programs that offer free or low cost services for every step of the breast cancer journey.


“The support and work of Komen Columbus and the generous donations to Madison Health’s Breast Cancer Endowment Fund, will allow us to provide financial support to community members who feel they cannot afford breast cancer screenings or treatment,” said Kelly Snyder, Executive Director of the Madison Health Foundation.  “We are very thankful to Komen Columbus for their continued support of our organization.”


For more information about the Madison Health Foundation and Cure Your Fears initiative, visit www.madison-health.com.  To schedule a mammogram at Madison Health’s Battelle Breast Care Center, please call 740-845-7100.



About Susan G. Komen® Columbus

Komen Columbus has raised more than $33 million since it began in 1993. Komen is the only breast cancer organization attacking the disease on all fronts through community outreach, research, advocacy and global work. Locally, Komen Columbus collaborates with community partners to fund education to the many women still unaware of their risk for breast cancer, screening to many uninsured and underinsured struggling in our current economy, and support to those diagnosed and undergoing treatment. Susan G. Komen® has invested more than $13.5 million in breast cancer research in Ohio and has overall invested $889 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 614-297-8155 or TOLL FREE 1-866-611-2873.
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