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Yes, Mamm! Program Receives $20,000 Grant
to Provide Additional Breast Cancer Screenings in Kentucky
Grant will provide breast health care and support for underserved populations
Lexington, Ky. (April 6, 2018) – The Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation, part of KentuckyOne Health, has been awarded a $20,000 grant from the Cabinet for Health and Family Services’ Breast Cancer Research and Education Trust Fund, to continue the Yes, Mamm! program at the Saint Joseph East Breast Center. This program provides mammography screenings and diagnostic services to individuals in need from central and eastern Kentucky.
“This generous grant will help us continue providing potentially lifesaving breast cancer screenings to low-income, uninsured or underinsured men and women in our community,” said Leslie Smart, president, Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation. “The funding will be used to provide 90 mammograms and, if needed, further diagnostic screenings at no cost to patients. We are thankful for this gift in support of our mission to bring wellness, healing and hope to all.”
Approximately 1 in 8 women, and 1 percent of men, will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime. However, with early detection, the five-year survival rate is more than 80 percent. Mammograms are an important tool in early detection, but too often, cost prevents people from getting a screening. The Yes, Mamm! program helps make breast cancer screenings accessible for more people who currently fall through the cracks of available services.
The Yes, Mamm! program was created in 2012, and collaborates with local health departments to identify individuals in need and provide services. Yes, Mamm! has helped hundreds of people across the Commonwealth, with 100 percent of its program funding spent on patient care.
To learn more about the Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation and the Yes, Mamm! program, call 859.313.1705.
About Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation
The Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation supports KentuckyOne 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.
About KentuckyOne Health
KentuckyOne Health, part of Catholic Health Initiatives, is one of the largest and most comprehensive health systems in the Commonwealth, and includes hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies in Kentucky and southern Indiana. KentuckyOne Health is dedicated to bringing wellness, healing and hope to all, including the underserved.