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Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation Raises $33,500 at Yes, Mamm! Yes, Cerv! 5K

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 24, 2022) – The Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation raised $33,500 during its Yes, Mamm! Yes, Cerv! 5K; the funds will help underinsured and uninsured women across Kentucky access breast and cervical cancer resources. This year’s race also commemorated 10 years of the Yes, Mamm! program, which was launched in 2012.

This was the seventh year for the Yes, Mamm! Yes, Cerv! 5K, which was held on Saturday, Oct. 15, at the RJ Corman Railroad Group racecourse. The race returned to the course during Breast Cancer Awareness Month for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began to unite and celebrate local cancer survivors. The funds raised from the race will support uninsured and underinsured women and men battling breast and cervical cancers.

“For the past 10 years, our Yes, Mamm! program has helped women and men access life-saving preventive screenings and resources for treatment, and we are proud of the lasting impact it has left on our communities,” said Leslie Smart, CFRE, president, Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation. “Thank you to our sponsors and participants for raising awareness for this important cause. We are touched by all who gathered to support local cancer survivors, those affected by the diseases and remember the ones we have lost to breast and cervical cancers.”

Over the past 10 years, the Yes, Mamm! program has raised nearly $3.5 million to provide free mammography screenings, diagnostic testing and support to underinsured and uninsured patients across Kentucky. The program has also supplied 4,500 screening mammograms, 850 diagnostic mammograms, 900 ultrasounds, and approximately $30,500 in transportation assistance to those in need.

The Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation launched the Yes, Cerv! program in 2021 as a cervical cancer screening initiative to provide screening for cervical cancer. The program promotes Pap smears and HPV vaccinations and provides cervical cancer screenings, early-stage diagnoses and oncological pelvic treatment to uninsured and underinsured women.

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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, home health agencies and an ambulatory Care Center. The hospitals in CHI Saint Joseph Health are Flaget Memorial Hospital, Saint Joseph Berea, Saint Joseph East, Saint Joseph Hospital, Saint Joseph Jessamine, Saint Joseph London, Saint Joseph Mount Sterling, and Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East. 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 Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation

Saint Joseph 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, October 24, 2022

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