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Kent State University Receives Grant for Breast Cancer Education (06/18/2009)

Kent State University has received a $76,110 grant from the Northeast Ohio Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. This money will be used for breast cancer education, mammography screening, a survivor support group and walking group.

The grant will also support the KEEP ABREAST Program, an initiative to provide breast cancer education and screening mammograms to 200 uninsured and underinsured women in Portage County, as well as a support group and walking group for breast cancer survivors.

“We are proud to partner with Susan G. Komen again this year,” says Project Director Dianne Kerr. “It is all about helping and supporting women by providing a continuum of care.”

Susan G. Komen for the Cure is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, and the Northeast Ohio Affiliate is one of 125 Affiliates on the front lines dedicated to ending breast cancer in their communities.

Kent’s support group and SurviveHERS walking program are conducted at Kent State University and are open to any breast cancer survivor residing in Portage County. Kent’s Komen Grant will pay for survivors to walk indoors at the Kent State Student Recreation and Wellness Center in the winter months. Survivors, or any woman over 40 in need of a mammogram, may contact Dianne Kerr at 330-672-0677 or dkerr@kent.edu for more information.

Media Contact:
Dianne Kerr, 330-672-0677, dkerr@kent.edu
Elizabeth Thomas, 330-672-7838, ethoma1@kent.edu

 
 

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