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KDMC receives grants to provide services

Wayne Allen

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Wayne Allen


Common Staff Writer


King’s Daughters Medical Center’s (KDMC) Pink Ribbon Initiative has received a couple of grants from the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation in Columbus, and Lexington to provide screening mammograms and diagnostic services for uninsured and underinsured women in several counties in the area.


In April KDMC received a grant from Komen Columbus for $34,814 to provide screening mammograms and diagnostic services for uninsured and underinsured women living in Scioto, Jackson and Lawrence counties in Ohio.


In 2012 KDMC used similar grant funds to provide, 72 screening mammograms, 29 diagnostic mammograms, 12 ultrasounds and two biopsies for residents in Scioto, Jackson and Lawrence counties.


“The funds (2013) will be used to provide approximately 100 screening mammograms and other diagnostic services, such as ultrasounds and biopsies,” said Debbie Miller, King’s Daughters Community Relations manager in a released statement. “This is the sixth year we have received grant money from Komen Columbus. They help make it possible for residents in our three Ohio counties to receive screening and diagnostic services that can lead to early detection, better outcomes and survival.”


KDMC also received a $48,552 grant from Komen Lexington to provide screening mammograms and diagnostic services for uninsured and underinsured women and men living in a number of Kentucky counties including Greenup.


In 2013 with similar grant funds KDMC was able to provide 44 screening mammograms, 77 diagnostic mammograms, 34 ultrasounds and four biopsies for Kentucky residents.


“The funds will be used to provide approximately 200 screening mammograms and other diagnostic services, such as ultrasounds and biopsies,” said Debbie Miller, King’s Daughters Community Relations manager in a released statement. “This is the sixth year we have received grant money from Komen Lexington. They help make it possible for residents in 11 Kentucky counties to receive screening and diagnostic services that can lead to early detection, better outcomes and survival.”


The Komen Lexington Affiliate raises funds through events such as the annual Race for the Cure and walks throughout the state.


The Komen Columbus Affiliate raises funds through events such as the annual Race for the Cure, scheduled for Saturday, May 18 in downtown Columbus. Additional information on the race can be found at komencolumbus.org.


For more information about the Pink Ribbon Initiative at King’s Daughters, please call 1-888-377-KDMC (5362).


Wayne Allen may be reached at 740-353-1151, or tallen@civitasmedia.com. For breaking news, follow Wayne on Twitter @WayneallenPDT.

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