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OLBH Mobile Health Center receives $15,340 from Komen

Published 9:25am Monday, June 20, 2011

RUSSELL, Ky. — The Lexington Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation has awarded Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital’s (OLBH) Mobile Health Center $15,340 in grant funding.

The money received from Komen will provide treatment for uninsured rural women in OLBH’s service area.

Women over the age of 40 without insurance and who have never been diagnosed with breast cancer nor are having symptoms are eligible for the grant-funded mammography screenings.

Komen grants support programs like the OLBH Mobile Health Center that provide breast health and breast cancer education, outreach, screening, treatment and support programs targeting services not otherwise available to medically underserved populations.

The Komen Lexington Affiliate’s local fundraising efforts have enabled it to fund projects such as the one at OLBH. More than 100,000 volunteers and activists work through more than 120 Komen Affiliates to mobilize more than 1.6 million people through events such as the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® – the world’s largest and most successful awareness and fundraising event for breast cancer.

The Komen Foundation was established in 1982 by Nancy Brinker to honor the memory of her sister, Susan G. Komen, who died from breast cancer at the age of 36.

Thanks to more than 75,000 volunteers dedicated to the fight against breast cancer, the Komen Foundation, with its Affiliate Network, is the world’s largest private funder of community-based breast health education and breast cancer screening and treatment programs.

Together with its Affiliate Network, corporate partners and generous donors, the Komen Foundation has invested nearly $1.9 billion in the fight against breast cancer.

For more information, contact the OLBH CareLine at (606) 833-CARE (2273).

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