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Lexus Store of Lexington Donates $4,000 to Provide Access to Mammograms
Pink Ribbon Fundraiser benefitted Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation’s Yes Mamm! Program


Lexington, Ky. (December 9, 2014) –Thanks to this year’s Pink Ribbon Fundraising Campaign, the Lexus Store of Lexington contributed $4,000 to help provide mammograms to the underserved.

Money raised was contributed to the Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation, part of KentuckyOne Health, and will support the Yes Mamm! Program, which provides lifesaving screenings, patient navigation and travel assistance at no cost for those who qualify. The Pink Ribbon Fundraising Campaign was a partnership between the Lexus Store of Lexington, LM Communications and KentuckyOne Health Cancer Care.

“So many women in our community go without regular mammograms and breast screenings because they’re cost-


prohibitive,” said Kimberly Stigers, M.D. “We’re grateful that through this funding, we’re able to bring healing, hope and wellness to all through lifesaving screenings.”

Throughout the month of October, the Lexus Store of Lexington donned new and used vehicles with pink ribbons. A portion of sales from each Lexus purchased was contributed to the Yes Mamm! Program.

“Lexus believes in giving back to our communities and we’re hopeful that this donation will help provide a needed service for the underserved in our community,” said Dan Defler, general manager, The Lexus Store of Lexington.

Death rates from breast cancer have been declining since 1989, which is believed to be the result of earlier detection through screening, increased awareness and improved treatment. More than 570 Kentucky women will die of invasive breast cancer this year, yet with early detection, the five-year survival rate is above 80 percent. Access to mammograms through programs like Yes Mamm! is vital to improving these statistics among the underserved.

Yearly mammograms are recommended for all women beginning at age 40 and continuing as long as they are in good health. Through the “Yes Mamm!” program, more than 500 women will receive free or reduced cost mammograms at Saint Joseph Hospital, Saint Joseph East, Saint Joseph Berea and Saint Joseph London.

“October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but the resources of the Yes Mamm! program are available 365 days a year and is 100 percent funded by the generosity of our partners, including the Lexus Store of Lexington and LM Communications,” said Di Boyer, director of major gifts, Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation.

For more information about the Yes Mamm! program, or to learn how you can help, call 859.313.1705.

From Left to Right:
Eric Gilliam, President, Saint Joseph East
Dan Defler, General Manager, Lexus Store of Lexington
Di Boyer, Director of Major Gifts, Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation
Anna Taylor, Director of Development, Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation
April Nease, Development Coordinator, Saint Joseph Foundation
Craig Olive, General Manager, LM Communications


About KentuckyOne Health
KentuckyOne Health, the largest and most comprehensive health system in the Commonwealth, has more than 200 locations including 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.  The system is made up of the former Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare and Saint Joseph Health System, along with the the University of Louisville Hospital and James Graham Brown Cancer Center. KentuckyOne Health is proud of and strengthened by its Catholic, Jewish and academic heritages.


Publish date: 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014