$10,000 award provides mammogram services at IU Health Starke Hospital, LifePlex
An IU Health Starke Release
KNOX, Ind.–For the fourth year in a row, the La Porte Hospital Foundation, on behalf of the Indiana University Health Starke Hospital and the Starke Health Fund, was awarded grant dollars from the Northern Indiana Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure to help fight breast cancer.
Through $10,000 in funding from Komen, the La Porte Hospital Foundation Breast Cancer Project will assist low-income, uninsured women ages 40 and older, and women of any age who are at high risk for breast cancer, receive screening or diagnostic mammography services through a physician’s referral. This project will also provide education for women in early detection practices, including breast self-awareness and the benefits of clinical breast exams.
The La Porte Hospital Foundation Breast Cancer Project is a comprehensive effort for early detection of breast cancer in our communities. The Foundation seeks funding partners in order to support community-wide efforts of IU Health Starke Hospital and IU Health Diagnostic Imaging at LifePlex related to breast health education, clinical breast exams and mammograms to assist in early detection. The Komen grant is a result of these efforts.
Susan G. Komen fought breast cancer with her heart, body and soul. Throughout her diagnosis, treatments and endless days in the hospital, she spent her time thinking of ways to make life better for other women battling breast cancer instead of worrying about her own situation. Moved by Susan’s compassion for others and commitment to making a difference, Nancy G. Brinker promised her sister she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer. Though Susan lost her battle with the disease, her legacy lives on through the work of Susan G. Komen for the Cure—the organization Nancy started in her honor. To ensure that promise was continued in our region, the Northern Indiana Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure became a reality in August 2006.
Individuals should contact her physician’s office or the Imaging department at IU Health Starke Hospital at 574.772.1143 to see if she qualifies for a free screening or diagnostic mammogram voucher.
For more information about the La Porte Hospital Foundation Breast Cancer Project or the collaboration between The Foundation and the Starke Health Fund, contact toll-free at 877.265.4539.