OLBH receives grant from Avon Foundation

Published 10:07 am Wednesday, March 3, 2010

RUSSELL, Ky. — The Avon Foundation Breast Care Fund has awarded Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital (OLBH) a one year grant of $40,000 for the hospital’s Mobile Health Center. It is the sixth year that OLBH has received Avon Foundation for Women funding to support its work on the important issue of early detection of breast cancer, and in recognition of the excellence of the OLBH program.

The OLBH Mobile Health Center will utilize the $40,000 to provide mammography services to rural, underserved women in the FIVCO area. “Early detection saves lives,” Jeani Thomas, OLBH’s Women’s Health Service Line Leader, said. “The generous funding of the Avon Foundation for Women will help with our goal of saving women’s lives by promoting detection of breast cancer in its earliest, most treatable stages. With the OLBH Mobile Health Center, we help women take control of their health by learning proper self-exam techniques and by having regular mammograms.”

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