Methodist Health System Foundation Receives Grant from Komen Dallas County

Funds Earmarked for No-Cost Mammograms for Uninsured, Underinsured

Methodist Health System Foundation’s commitment to fighting breast cancer has been recognized with a $324,430 grant from Susan G. Komen® Dallas County. The money will be used for no-cost mammograms for Dallas County women who cannot afford one.

“Methodist Health System shares Komen Dallas County’s vision for every woman in Dallas County to have access to quality breast health care,” says Charla D. Gauthier, BS, MPH, Methodist Dallas Medical Center Cancer Program Supervisor. “This grant provides resources to continue our mission at Methodist which is to improve and save lives through compassionate quality health care.”

Komen Dallas County has supported the Methodist Foundation’s breast health services for underserved women for 14 years. Total funding received to date is $2.8 million, allowing Methodist Health System to provide services to more than 6,800 women. The program focuses on African American, Hispanic and other minority women in Dallas County who are 40 years of age and older, underinsured or uninsured, and who cannot afford the cost of breast health services.

“Through annual community grants, Komen Dallas County invests a majority of funds raised to support breast cancer education, screening, treatment and support services for medically-underserved Dallas County residents,” says Jennifer Legere, executive director of Komen Dallas County. “Without the dedication of our outstanding grantees like the Methodist Foundation, many local women would have nowhere to turn for their breast health needs.”

About Methodist Health System
Guided by the founding principles of life, learning and compassion, Methodist Health System (Methodist) provides quality, integrated care to improve and save the lives of individuals and families throughout North Texas. Methodist Dallas Medical Center, Methodist Charlton Medical Center, Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, Methodist Richardson Medical Center, and Methodist Family Health Centers are part of the nonprofit Methodist Health System, which is affiliated by covenant with the North Texas Conference of The United Methodist Church. Additional information is available at www.methodisthealthsystem.org. Connect with them through Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. Methodist Health System is a nonprofit organization. If you are interested in supporting breast health services or other vital health care and community programs, please contact the Methodist Health System Foundation at 214-947-4555 or visit Foundation.MethodistHealthSystem.org.

About the Dallas County Affiliate of Susan G. Komen®
Susan G. Komen® Dallas County is the local source for funding breast cancer education, screening and treatment in Dallas County, serving thousands of women in 30 cities. Through events like the Komen Dallas Race for the Cure®, Komen Dallas County invests funds raised to support vital local breast health services, and dedicates a portion of these funds to national research to find the cures. Since 1992, Komen Dallas County has invested more than $22 million into Dallas County via its annual community grants program. For more information, visit www.komen-dallas.org or call 214-750-7223.

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