MAPLE CITY HEALTH CARE CENTER RECEIVES GRANT FROM KOMEN NORTHERN INDIANA AFFILIATE TO REDUCE BREAST CANCER
Goshen, IN July 28, 2011 – The Northern Indiana Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® has awarded a $15,000 grant to Maple City Health Care Center to reduce breast cancer.
The grant from Komen Northern Indiana will support Maple City Health Care Center’s efforts to provide breast exams and mammograms for uninsured women and for Hispanic women. The center expects to provide breast exams or mammograms for at least 225 women.
“We’re very pleased to be able to use the grant from Susan G. Komen for the Cure,” said Dr. James Nelson Gingerich, the director of Maple City Health Care Center. “Latinas and uninsured women tend to be at greater risk of breast cancer because they lack often access to screening, diagnosis, and treatment. The grant will help us provide these services at for the women in our neighborhood.”
Susan G. Komen for the Cure is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, and the Northern Indiana Affiliate is one of 125 Affiliates on the front lines dedicated to ending breast cancer in their communities. Komen Affiliates fund innovative programs that help women and men overcome the cultural, social, educational and financial barriers to breast cancer screening and treatment.
“At Komen Northern Indiana, we conducted a needs assessment of our communities and discovered that Hispanic and uninsured women in our area need breast cancer screening and treatment,” said Anita Guerra Selesky, Affiliate Coordinator. “We are confident that through Maple City Health Care Center, Hispanic women and uninsured women will obtain the care they need.”
Maple City Health Care Center is a medical home for about 3,000 people in a federally designated Medically Underserved Population. The center’s mission is to foster healthy community by providing and promoting affordable, accessible, and integrated health care. The center offers a wide range of health services including preventative care, prenatal care, chronic diseae management, and nutrition counseling.
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