Allegiance Women’s Health Center Receives Generous Grant
October 14, 2010
Jackson, Mich. — The Allegiance Women’s Health Center is the recipient of a $56,605 from the Mid-Michigan affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®. The funds will be used for a pilot project, “The Importance of One, One Clinical Breast Exam, One Mammogram.” The intent of the program is to increase breast exams and screening for early cancer identification and treatment for Jackson County uninsured, underinsured and low income women, age 40 to 49.
“This generous grant will make it possible for us to offer potentially life-saving breast cancer screens for women who might not otherwise have access to these services,” said Barb Mierzwa, BSN, RN, manager of Allegiance Women’s Health Center. “We are excited about the potential impact this empowering service can make.”
The Center for Family Health and the Ingham County Health Department will serve as project partners. Other county organizations, and an extensive outreach plan, will recruit women to see care at the Allegiance Women’s Health Center.