Flaget Memorial Hospital’s cancer center to receive community grant funding


Tuesday, July 9, 2019 — Flaget Memorial Hospital’s Cancer Center is the recipient of grant funding from Susan G. Komen Kentucky to provide screening and diagnostic services and transportation assistance to uninsured and underinsured women in Bullitt, Larue, Nelson and Hardin counties.

The grants will help reduce transportation barriers for patients, provide free mammogram screenings for uninsured and underinsured men and women, diagnostic services and treatment support.

“Breast cancer patients already have a tough time when fighting this disease, so it’s important we work together with our community partners to reduce any barriers these patients may be facing, to help make their fight a little easier,” said Lynda Weeks, the executive director of Susan G. Komen Kentucky.

“Together, we are helping these patients receive lifesaving screenings and treatment, and we are proud to be able to give back to these local programs and hospitals to help make a difference in the lives of breast cancer patients.”

The other organizations that will receive grants include:

  • St. Joseph Berea Hospital Foundation.
  • St. Joseph Hospital Foundation’s Yes, Mamm! Program, Lexington
  • King’s Daughter Medical Center, Ashland.
  • U of L James Graham Brown Cancer Center, Louisville.
  • University of Louisville Hospital, Louisville.

An estimated 1 in 8 women and 1 in 1,000 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime.

Susan G. Komen Kentucky is a local non-profit that is fighting to end breast cancer by funding research and supporting programs and services for people in need across Kentucky and southern Indiana.

For more information on Susan G. Komen Kentucky, visit KomenKentucky.org, or call (502) 495-7824.


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