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Flaget Memorial Hospital Foundation Receives $12,000 Grant From the Lexington Cancer Foundation to Support Local Breast Cancer Care

BARDSTOWN, Ky. (March 22, 2021) – The Flaget Memorial Hospital Foundation has received a $12,000 grant from the Lexington Cancer Foundation to support its Breast Health Outreach, Prevention and Education (HOPE) program and local breast cancer care efforts for Nelson and surrounding counties. The grant funds will go toward breast cancer screenings and diagnostic services for underinsured and uninsured patients at Flaget Memorial Hospital, and will also help provide transportation assistance, such as gas cards, to patients who face barriers in access to care.

“Thanks to this generous funding from the Lexington Cancer Foundation, we will be able to help even more patients in our community that require preventive and potentially lifesaving care,” said Leslie Buddeke Smart, CFRE, president, Flaget Memorial Hospital Foundation. “Treating cancer at its earliest stage provides the highest chance of survival, which is why it is critical for annual screenings. We look forward to seeing local men and women in our community benefit from these funds and have one less thing to worry about when fighting breast cancer.”

The Flaget Breast HOPE program supports efforts to increase early detection and early treatment of breast cancer by empowering women and men with the knowledge of symptoms and treatment options available in Nelson and surrounding counties. By providing resources to individuals and encouraging them to take an active role in their breast health, the program aims to decrease breast cancer incidence and mortality in the state of Kentucky.

To learn more about Flaget Memorial Hospital’s Cancer Care program, call 502.350.5700, or visit

About CHI Saint Joseph Health
CHI Saint Joseph Health, part of CommonSpirit Health, is one of the largest and most comprehensive health systems in the Commonwealth of Kentucky with 100 locations in 20 counties, including hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies. In total, the health system serves patients in 35 counties statewide. CHI Saint Joseph Health is dedicated to providing a wide array of services toward a goal of building a healthier future for all. CHI Saint Joseph Health embodies a strong mission and faith-based heritage and works through local partnerships to expand access to care in the communities it serves.

About Flaget Memorial Hospital
Flaget Memorial Hospital, part of CHI Saint Joseph Health, is a 52-bed facility located in Bardstown, KY. Established in 1951 by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, the facility serves residents of Nelson, Hardin, Marion, Washington, Spencer, Bullitt and LaRue counties. The facility is also home to Nelson County’s first full-service cancer center.

About Flaget Memorial Hospital Foundation

Flaget Memorial Hospital Foundation supports CHI Saint Joseph Health’s drive for excellence by inspiring donors to make a tangible difference through their philanthropic investment in outstanding patient care facilities and services, the education of caregivers, advanced clinical research and improved access to quality medical care.


Publish date: 

Monday, March 22, 2021

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