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Munroe Foundation Receives $65,000 Susan G. Komen Grant for Mammogram Screenings

The grant will provide screenings for 400 uninsured women in Marion County


Munroe Foundation Receives $65,000 Susan G. Komen Grant for Mammogram Screenings

The Munroe Foundation is pleased to announce that it was notified on March 31, 2011 that they have received a $65,000 grant to provide mammogram screenings for Marion County women who can not afford them. This is the second consecutive year that the Munroe Foundation has received the Susan G. Komen Grant. Last year's grant award was $60,000 and provided mammogram screenings for 375 women in Marion County.

The Munroe Foundation will continue to partner with the Heart of Florida Health Center, which will serve as the clearinghouse for the screenings. This grant allows the Munroe Foundation to continue its Breast Cancer Initiative to provide mammogram screenings for women who are uninsured and can not afford the screenings.

"The Munroe Foundation is very appreciative of receiving the Susan G. Komen grant for the second consecutive year," said Beth McCall, Director of the Munroe Foundation. "Over the past year we have been able to assist 375 women with mammogram screenings in Marion County because of our 2010 Susan G. Komen grant award. Since the program started in 2008 we have been able to assist 675 women with mammogram screenings. These screenings are so important in breast cancer detection and prevention."

In 2008, the Munroe Foundation received a $50,000 grant from the Pink Ribbon Crusade to begin the Breast Cancer Initiative program. Since then, the Munroe Foundation's Breast Cancer Initiative has been award additional grants and has been able to provided 675 mammogram screenings to uninsured women in Marion County. With the addition of the 2011 Susan G. Komen grant award, the Munroe Foundation has received $175,000 in grants for the Munroe Breast Cancer Initiative program.

Marion County residents interested in learning more about Munroe's Breast Cancer Initiative program should contact the Heart of Florida Health Center at 352-732-6599.


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