Florida Hospital Fish Memorial receives $50,000 grant from Susan G. Komen Foundation
Grant will provide mammograms to underserved women from
Volusia, Seminole counties
ORANGE CITY, FL—August 13, 2010 — Although October is traditionally breast-cancer awareness month, Florida Hospital Fish Memorial is getting an early start this year, thanks to a $50,000 grant from the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
The funds will be used to provide screening and diagnostic mammograms to underserved women living in Seminole and Volusia counties. Screening mammograms are utilized to provide a baseline against which future screening mammograms are measured; diagnostic mammograms are used to evaluate patients with abnormal clinical findings.
“We are grateful to the Komen Foundation for their generosity,” said Joe Johnson, President and CEO of Florida Hospital Fish Memorial. “Anyone can get breast cancer, and we know that getting regular screening tests is the best way for women to lower their risk of dying from this terrible disease.”
Florida Hospital Fish Memorial has already started providing mammograms to underserved women, thanks to last year’s Braz Cauz, an online auction featuring artfully decorated bras that netted $10,000. Together with the Komen grant, Florida Hospital Fish Memorial’s Fish Imaging Center will be able to provide screening or diagnostic mammograms to approximately 600 women.
Fish Imaging, located on the campus of Florida Hospital Fish Memorial, offers state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging technology like Digital Mammography with Soft Paddles®, and Digital Mammo-Radiography. Our highly trained staff, including on-site, board-certified Radiologists specialize in women’s imaging needs.
Women who are uninsured, between the ages of 40 – 49 years old, and have a current mammogram prescription are encouraged to apply for the Komen Grant. To apply for a free screening or diagnostic mammogram, or to make an appointment, please contact Diana DePaolo at Florida Hospital Cancer Institute – Fish Memorial at 386-917-5853, Monday – Friday, 9am – 3pm.