Friday, February 13, 2015

Logansport Memorial Hospital Foundation receives Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust Grant

Logansport Memorial Hospital Foundation was recently awarded a grant from the Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust to provide free digital screening mammograms to 45 low-income, uninsured Cass and surrounding county residents. In addition to providing screening mammograms, educational information will be made available to the community.

Early detection is the best prevention for breast cancer and by focusing our efforts on a comprehensive solution, uninsured community members will have access to a potentially lifesaving service. To schedule an appointment for a screening mammogram, call Logansport Memorial Hospital Registration at (574) 753-1488

Annually, Logansport Memorial Hospital Foundation supports breast cancer awareness by hosting the River Bluff Run. These funds supplement the IBCAT grant that the Foundation receives, allowing the Foundation to expand the number screens provided. 

The mission of the Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust, Inc. is to increase awareness and improve access to breast cancer screening and diagnosis throughout Indiana. Indiana residents may purchase an Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness license plate by visiting their local Bureau of Motor Vehicles branch or the BMV website at www.in.gov/bmv. Of the $40 specialty plate fee, $25 is a direct tax-deductible donation to the Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust. The plate can be purchased for use on passenger cars, trucks and recreational vehicles up to 11,000 pounds and motorcycles. 

Since the breast cancer awareness license plate was first made available in 2002, $1.6 million has been distributed by the Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust (IBCAT) through competitively awarded grants to organizations throughout the state for innovative projects for screening mammography services not otherwise available to medically underserved populations in Indiana.

For more information on the Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust and the programs it funds,please visit www.breastcancerplate.org or call (866) 724-2228.

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