Healthy Community Coalition receives Komen for the Cure Foundation Funding Award
Unique project will reach women in their homes and communities
April 18, 2011
Healthy Community Coalition (HCC) received a one-year funding award of $56,976 from the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation of Maine to be used for the breast cancer education and screening project: Rural Women Save Lives. This project will employ evidence-based strategies to increase the number of eligible women who receive breast health education, breast cancer screenings, and access to resources.
“This unique project reaches women in their homes and communities,” said Heather Davis, HCC executive director. “As a result, rural women will be provided with much needed screening services and education and resources to overcome the barriers preventing them from accessing breast cancer screening and treatment.”
Activities will include free rural screening days with medical provider access using the Mobile Health Unit; nutrition classes to educate about healthy ways to lose weight; door-to-door visits in an isolated northern town; creation of a network of free exercise opportunities for women to increase physical activity; two breast health screening days; and a broad breast health education campaign.
For more information please contact Jennifer McCormack, Program Coordinator, at Healthy Community Coalition, 779-2926 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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