Louisville, Ky. (April 25, 2014)—KentuckyOne Health, is a sponsor of the 2014 Celebration of Hope, an event hosted by Kentucky First Lady Jane Beshear that celebrates breast cancer survivors across the Commonwealth.
The 2014 Celebration of Hope will be held on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. The event will honor survivors from around the state for their courage in the battle against breast cancer, and remember those who have lost the fight.
“We’re dedicated to promoting breast cancer awareness and education,” said Donald Miller, MD, PhD, Director of the James Graham Brown Cancer Center, part of KentuckyOne Health. “We’re pleased to support First Lady Beshear and her efforts to honor the women who have faced this battle with courage, and those dedicated to eradicating this devastating disease.”
The event began as a tea for breast cancer survivors in 2008 hosted by Kentucky First Lady Judi Patton. First Lady Jane Beshear has continued the tradition and the celebration has now become a luncheon for more than 1,000 people. The event has developed into a celebration of survivorship that attracts national figures, as well as an opportunity to educate Kentucky's women about breast cancer awareness.
In an effort to bring awareness and prevention to women across the state, the James Graham Brown Cancer Center has partnered with Kentucky First Lady Jane Beshear, the Kentucky Cancer Program and Horses and Hope to provide mammograms to the underserved. The facility will bring its mobile mammography unit to Churchill Downs to provide free screenings to workers on the backside at Keeneland and Churchill Downs in April and May.
The James Graham Brown Cancer Center provides the highest level of clinical cancer care in the region, access to the latest cancer research, and the benefits of a team-focused, multidisciplinary approach. This team-focused approach ensures that the clinical plan for each patient is customized, comprehensive, and coordinated. Brown Cancer Center physicians participate in and initiate a wide range of ongoing clinical trials and research, giving you access to new therapies that may not yet be available in other parts of the country or even the world.
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.