Grand River Health wins Komen grant |

Grand River Health wins Komen grant

Staff report
Lindsay Jacox, Grand River Health mammography supervisor, right, accepts a grant award on behalf of Grand River Health from Susan G. Komen Colorado representatives.
Courtesy of Susan G. Komen Colorado |

Susan G. Komen Colorado recently awarded $76,000 to Grand River Health for increased breast cancer prevention and treatment.

The grant will help provide screening and diagnostic mammograms, breast ultrasounds, biopsies, radiation and chemotherapies to those affected by breast cancer in Garfield, Eagle and Pitkin counties, according to a press release.

“Grand River Health is proud to be one of 18 organizations to be selected through a competitive application process to provide safety-net breast cancer care for the women and men of Garfield, Eagle and Pitkin counties who have no other resources to access these services,” said Lindsay Jacox, Grand River Health mammography supervisor. “Thanks to this grant, Grand River Health will be able to provide more than 50 breast screening and diagnostic services to women and men in need as well as partner with Calaway Young Cancer Center to provide four individuals with comprehensive breast cancer treatment in Eagle, Garfield and Pitkin counties.”

According to the release, Komen Colorado received applications requesting more than $3 million to fund projects providing education about breast cancer risk and recommended screening guidelines; navigation into local breast health providers; clinical breast exams; mammograms; diagnostic procedures; surgery; radiation; chemotherapy; and non-medical support for breast cancer patients. Grand River Health is one of 18 organizations that will receive a portion of the $1.7 million Komen Colorado has invested in local breast health projects in 22 counties from April 1 through March 31, 2016.

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