Brookhaven, MS – King's Daughters Medical Center, has been awarded a $20,000 grant from the Central Mississippi Affiliate of Susan G Komen for the Cure to help fight breast cancer.
Through funding from the Komen Foundation, the King's Daughters Breast Cancer "Check on Us Too" Project will assist low-income, uninsured women age 40 and older, to 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.
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 that 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.
Individuals should contact their physician’s office or Elizabeth Smith at 601-823-5282 to see if they qualify for a free screening or diagnostic mammogram.