Laughlin Memorial Hospital was awarded $27,750 from the TriCities Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure to support "Tell your Mom, Save a Life...AND MORE," a program to raise awareness of breast cancer in the community and to provide free screening mammograms for women who qualify.
The Tennessee Breast and Cervical Cancer Program will partner with the Komen program for follow-up procedures.
Funded by Komen for the Cure for the fourth year, the "Tell your Mom, Save a Life...AND MORE" project is an initiative that utilizes participation with the two local school systems, the Greeneville City Schools and the Greene County School System.
The program requires collaboration between and among five high schools, through school health coordinators of each school system, principals, teachers, female senior girls, and junior leadership teams.
Students will participate in the program to raise awareness of breast cancer in the community for their mothers and caregivers, and all other women in the community.
Betty Weemes, director of the Laughlin Health Care Fouundation, added that the support of LMH Medical Staff radiologists and the Laughlin Center for Women's Health has been vital to the success of the program.
Drs. Arthur Adams, Scot Vermilion, and Paul D'Angelo provide radiological services for the free screening mammograms for qualified women.
Additionally, the staff of Laughlin Center for Women's Health will participate in an educational program for breast cancer awareness.
Since 2005, the Tri-Cities Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure has awarded more than 2 million dollars in grants to 12 organizations in a 23-county, three state (TN, VA, and NC) service area.
There will be fund-raising activities, locally, to support the Komen Race for the Cure. This event will be held on Oc, 21, beginning at 3:00 p.m., at Kingsport's Memorial Park.
Runners and walkers are encouraged to support the race. Register at http://www.komentricities.org.
For additional information or comments about the "Tell your Mom, Save a Life....AND MORE" program, contact Laughlin Health Care Foundation at 787-5117.