The Pink Ribbon Initiative of King’s Daughters Medical Center has received a $34,814 grant from Komen Columbus to provide screening mammograms and diagnostic services for uninsured and underinsured women living in Jackson, Lawrence and Scioto counties in Ohio.
“The funds will be used to provide approximately 100 screening mammograms and other diagnostic services, such as ultrasounds and biopsies,” said Debbie Miller, King’s Daughters Community Relations manager.
Last year, the Komen Columbus grant provided funding for 72 screening mammograms, 29 diagnostic mammograms, 12 ultrasounds and two biopsies for residents in the three counties.
“This is the sixth year we have received grant money from Komen Columbus,” Miller said. “They help make it possible for residents in our three Ohio counties to receive screening and diagnostic services that can lead to early detection, better outcomes and survival,” she said.
“The financial support from our organization serves as a safety net for women,” said Julie McMahon, director of mission at Komen Columbus. “At a time when state and federal support for the uninsured and underinsured is being cut and demand for free or low-cost breast cancer support is high, we are proud to be a resource that makes an impact and saves lives.”
The Komen Columbus Affiliate raises funds through events such as the annual Race for the Cure, scheduled for Saturday, May 18 in downtown Columbus. Additional information on the race can be found at komencolumbus.org.
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