CRH receives grant from Komen Foundation for breast health programs

Susan G. Komen Central Indiana is awarding a total of $832,677 in Community Impact Grants to 15 breast health programs in its 41-county service area. A Komen spokesperson says that Bartholomew County will benefit from funding provided to Columbus Regional Health during Komen Central Indiana’s 2016-2017 grant cycle, which began in April. The hospital will use the grant to provide comprehensive breast care for low-income women.

“Our mammography assistance program seeks to remove the cost barrier for screening mammography. Local women who find screening mammography cost is a barrier that prevents them from getting the mammogram can be helped by our MAP program thanks to grant funding from Susan G. Komen Central Indiana,” said Deana Tuell, manager of the Breast Health Center at Columbus Regional Health. “Without our Komen partnership and grant money, many of our women would go without needed screening exams.”

Under the grant program, Columbus Regional Health’s Mammography Assistance Program will be able to help low-income women in Bartholomew, Brown, Johnson counties. A Komen spokesperson says that woman in 41 Indiana counties will benefit from their grants.