Komen Awards Grants for Breast Health

Published 04/30 2014 10:09PM

Updated 04/30 2014 10:29PM

Spring is here and mother's day is right around the corner.

You know what that means...

The Susan G. Komen foundation is gearing up for Race for the Cure.

Tonight, the Peoria Affiliate announced more than half a million dollars in grants.

Local grantees include the Boys and Girls Club, Fulton County Health Department and Unity Point Health Methodist.

The money will be used to provide breast health awareness, education, and screening.

“It's just important to stay up on your health. There are so many ladies out there... 50% of ladies aren't getting screened. There are a lot of reasons why, but one of them is education. So we get out there and try to educate, educate, educate that you need to be screened every year” explains Breast Health Educator Donna Richmond.

In all, twenty four grants were given out.

Unity Point Health Methodist had the largest.

It totaled eighty-five-thousand dollars and will be used for breast health assessments.

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