Susan G. Komen Knoxville has awarded a $40,000 grant to Servolution Health Services. The grant from Komen Knoxville will support the project “Get Your Mammogram (GYM).”
Goals of this program include increasing access to screening mammograms and diagnostic services for the uninsured, providing financial assistance to patients in breast cancer treatment who are facing financial hardships and educating the community about breast health.
“We are so excited to be able to offer these services to the women of Claiborne County” said Deborah Chumley, Program Director for the Get Your Mammogram (GYM) Program.
Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, and Komen Knoxville is one of over a hundred Affiliates on the front lines dedicated to ending breast cancer in their communities. Komen Affiliates fund innovative breast health programs that provide vitally needed breast cancer screening, medical supplies, financial assistance (including emergency living expenses and insurance co-pays), as well as patient and family support..
“At Komen Knoxville, we conducted a needs assessment of our community and discovered two areas of need: access to screening mammograms and diagnostic services for the uninsured and medically underserved and access to financial and other support services for patients in breast cancer treatment,” said Kim Parks, Director of Community Programs. “We are confident that through the Servolution Health Services’ program, access to these services will be increased for those who need them.”
Servolution Health Services is planning a survivor luncheon on Oct. 10 at noon at the Servolution site in Speedwell. For more information or to RSVP for the event, call 423-419-5070.
Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Komen was founded by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life. Komen Knoxville is working to better the lives of those facing breast cancer in the local community. Through events like the Komen Knoxville Race for the Cure®, Komen Knoxville has invested over $7 million in community breast health programs in 16 East Tennessee counties and has helped contribute to the more than $889 million invested globally in research. For more information, call 865-588-0902 or visit www.komenknoxville.org.