Louisville, Ky. (April 24, 2014) – The James Graham Brown Cancer Center, part of KentuckyOne Health, will bring its mobile mammography unit to Churchill Downs and Keeneland to provide mammograms to the underserved. The free screenings are available through a partnership between Kentucky First Lady Jane Beshear, the Kentucky Cancer Program, Horses and Hope and KentuckyOne Health.
The Kentucky Cancer Program and Horses and Hope will be the recipients of funds raised on Oaks day at Churchill Downs through the sale of Lily drinks. A portion of the funds raised from this year’s Oaks day will fund mammograms for backside workers at Kentucky’s largest racetracks.
The James Graham Brown Cancer Center Mobile Mammography Unit will provide free screenings to workers on the backside at Keeneland on Monday, April 28, 2014 and at Churchill Downs on Monday, May 19, 2014.
“The work done by the Kentucky Cancer Project and Horses and Hope is vital to the health of women across Kentucky, “ said Donald Miller, MD, PhD, Director of the James Graham Brown Cancer Center. “We’re happy to provide the technology and medical resources to make this life saving technology available to those whom it may not be available otherwise.”
Horses and Hope is a non-profit organization dedicated to breast cancer education, improving awareness and offering screenings for the often overlooked members of Kentucky’s horse industry. As part of the organization’s efforts, mammography and education is provided to horse industry workers.
Following the American Cancer Society's guidelines for the early detection of breast cancer improves the chances that breast cancer can be diagnosed at an early stage and treated successfully.
About KentuckyOne Health
KentuckyOne Health was formed when two major Kentucky health care organizations came together in early 2012. KentuckyOne Health combines the Jewish and Catholic heritages of the two former systems – Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare and Saint Joseph Health System. In late 2012, the organization formed a partnership with the University of Louisville Hospital | James Graham Brown Cancer Center. The nonprofit system is committed to improving the health of Kentuckians by integrating medical research, education, technology and health care services wherever patients receive care. KentuckyOne Health has more than 200 locations including hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies across the state of Kentucky and southern Indiana. KentuckyOne Health is the largest health system in Kentucky.