COLUMBUS — Holzer Center for Cancer Care (HCCC) was recently awarded $61,810 from the Columbus Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure to provide breast cancer awareness services for the communities it serves. HCCC was one of 34 breast health programs to receive more than $1.9 million in funding from Komen Columbus.
“We are happy to award these grants to programs and organizations in our 30-county service area that directly impact thousands of women who are underserved and uninsured. Our grantees use the money awarded for many programs including screening, education, treatment, survivor support and outreach programs,” said Katie Carter, executive director of Komen Columbus. “Together, we are driven by Komen’s mission to save lives and end breast cancer forever and every dollar raised takes us one step closer to achieving that goal.”
“Early detection is the best protection,” added Ken Moore, Executive Director of HCCC. “When breast cancer is discovered early, the rate of cure is greater than 90 percent. We want to offer important breast cancer screenings to as many women as we can, regardless of their income or health insurance status.”
Those who qualify may be eligible for free mammograms, breast exams, gas vouchers, risk assessments and childcare. The Holzer Center for Cancer Care is honored and privileged to serve as one of the grant recipients from Komen Columbus.
The funds that make the Center’s breast cancer awareness services possible are due to the generosity of Komen Columbus supporters — notably the more than 50,000 people who participated in the 2011 Komen Columbus Race for the Cure. Komen Columbus has raised more than $19 million since it began in 1993; 75 percent of that money stays in its 30-county service area and is used to conduct breast cancer education, screening and treatment programs. The other 25 percent goes to Susan G. Komen for the Cure to fund national breast cancer research programs. For more information, please visit www.komencolumbus.org or call the Komen Columbus office at (614) 297-8155.
“We are so appreciative to be able to work with the Komen Foundation again, and to be chosen as a grantee,” stated Beth Robinson, Grant Administrator for the HCCC. “Through these funds, our staff is able to provide valuable services to women who may typically not have access to these important cancer screenings, and make this an effective grant.”
HCCC is located at 170 Jackson Pike in Gallipolis, just in front of the Hospital, and opened its doors for patients in March 2005. In addition to high tech radiation oncology services, the HCCC features medical oncology, including a chemotherapy suite that overlooks the Center’s Healing Garden that includes a walking labyrinth, reflecting pool and benches for resting and meditation, as well as an American Cancer Society Cancer Resource Center, Navigator and Appearance Center. For more information, visit www.holzercancer.org, call (740) 446-5474 or toll-free at 1-800-821-3860.