St. Claire Regional Receives $10,000 Susan G Komen for the Cure® Grant
(left to right) Charlotte Lewis, Conner Livingood, Tammy Jenkins, Kacie Bledsoe, Jessica Robinson and Mary Horsley represented SCR at an educational booth at the Susan G. Komen Race for a Cure event, (not pictured: Regina Thompson, Riley Thompson
St. Claire Regional Medical Center (SCR) has been awarded a $10,000 Susan G. Komen for the Cure® grant to support the organization’s breast cancer screening program for underserved and uninsured women in eastern Kentucky.
“St. Claire Regional has a mission of serving the people of eastern Kentucky,” explained Charlotte Lewis, St. Claire Regional’s Administrative Director for Diagnostic Services. “This grant allows us to provide care for women who might otherwise skip this important, life-saving screening.”
The grant has helped SCR to establish the St. Claire Regional Appalachian Breast Care Program. The program will utilize grant funding to provide free screening mammograms to 40 underinsured or uninsured women from across SCR’s service area. Participants traveling long distances to obtain their free mammogram at the St. Claire Regional Women’s Imaging Center will receive a $25 gas card to offset travel expense. Additional funds have also been allocated to provide further diagnostic ultrasounds should a participant’s mammogram identify a questionable area.
To help continue the fight against breast cancer, SCR staff members joined more than 5,000 people at the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® event in Lexington, KY on October 6. The hospital provided a breast cancer education booth in the grant recipient’s section of the event and handed out women’s screening information. Additionally, several SCR staff expressed support by taking part in the 5K walk/run.