Perry County Memorial Hospital receives grant from Komen for the Cure | Health
The Evansville Tri-State Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure awarded nineteen grants today totaling $516,810. One grant will go to Perry County Memorial Hospital and its “Our Turn: A Breast Health Program for Women” program. This program serves under and uninsured women living and/or working in the rural areas of Perry County and Spencer County in Indiana, and Hancock County in Kentucky. Screening mammograms and educational programs will be provided, as well as diagnostic services. The grant totalled $18,570.
The 19 grants from Komen were made possible by net proceeds raised primarily from the 2012 Komen Evansville Tri-State Race for the Cure, Bowl for the Cure events in Evansville, Owensboro and Henderson and other supporting fundraisers, individual and corporate donations.
The grant recipient programs include breast health education, screening mammograms, diagnostic services and treatment initiatives
Since 1998, over $6.7 million has been funded locally and over 26,000 Tri-State women and men have received life-saving treatment, mammograms or diagnostic services.
In addition to the local program awards, the Komen Evansville Tri-State Affiliate has also contributed $150,000 this year to the Komen National Research Grant Program which funds only breast cancer research.