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Yes, Mamm! Program Receives $10,000 Grant to
Help Provide Mammography Screenings to Women in Need
Grant will ensure continued success of program in central and eastern Kentucky
Lexington, Ky. (February 3, 2017) – The Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation, part of KentuckyOne Health, has been awarded at $10,000 grant from the Lexington Cancer Foundation to help assist the foundation’s Yes, Mamm! program, which provides mammography screenings and diagnostic services to women in need in central and eastern Kentucky.
“We are thrilled to be selected as a recipient for this grant, which will help provide potentially life-saving preventive screenings,” said Leslie Smart, division vice president of development, KentuckyOne Health. “We strive daily to bring wellness, healing and hope to all, including the underserved, and this grant will help ensure that this continues to happen.”
One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime, but with early detection, the five-year survival rate is more than 80 percent. Mammograms are an important tool in early detection, and this grant will ensure the continued success of the Yes, Mamm! program.
“Too often, cost prevents women from getting a screening to detect breast cancer early,” said Kristi Martin, executive director, Lexington Cancer Foundation. “We are proud to be able to provide the Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation with this grant, ensuring women across the state take this vital step and get screened.”
In addition to helping provide mammography screenings and diagnostic services, money will also be used to assist with patient navigation and travel assistance for those who are low-income, medically-underserved, or have fallen through the cracks of services currently available.
The Yes, Mamm! program was created in 2012. Since then, the program has provided help to more than 600 individuals, with 100 percent of funding spent on patient care for women across the state.
To learn more about the Saint Joseph Foundation and how to donate, visit KentuckyOneHealth.org/WaysToHelp, or call 859.313.1705.
To schedule a mammography appointment, visit www.kentuckyonehealth.org//news/our-lady-of-peace-brings-substance-abuse-program-to-bullitt-county-schools-archived, or call 859.967.5613.
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 University of Louisville Hospital and James Graham Brown Cancer Center. KentuckyOne Health is proud of and strengthened by its Catholic, Jewish and academic heritages.