|Columbus - The Columbus Regional Hospital Breast Health Center recently received a $14,487 grant from Susan G. Komen for the Cure. |
The grant money will be used to support the center's Mammography Assistance Program, which provides low cost mammograms for uninsured, underinsured, and medically underserved women in Bartholomew, Brown, Decatur, Jackson, Jennings, Johnson and Shelby counties.
Launched in 1997, the Mammography Assistance Program through the Columbus Regional Hospital Foundation ensures that women who meet federal poverty guidelines can receive a mammogram for $5.
Deana Tuell, manager and breast health navigator at the Breast Health Center, said the center's 2011 goal is to provide 110 low cost mammograms.
"The benefits of mammography for early detection and treatment of breast cancer are very significant. Personal finances shouldn't interfere with that. All women age 40 and over should have the same access," Tuell said. "Here's to another great year of leveling the playing field and making sure that all eligible women receive yearly mammograms."
For more information about the Columbus Regional Hospital Breast Health Center and the Mammography Assistance Program, call 812-376-5064 or visit www.crh.org/services/breast-health-center.