St. Rose Receives Breast Cancer Education Grant | Charity
St. Rose Dominican Hospitals will receive another $25,000 grant to help improve awareness of early detection of breast cancer.
The Avon Breast Health Outreach Program gave the funds to St. Rose Dominican Hospitals’ R.E.D. (Responsible Early Detection) Rose Program for education about early detection through annual mammograms. It’s the third year the program has received funding from the Avon Foundation for Women.
The R.E.D. Rose Program refers women and men under 49 who lack adequate health care coverage or the means to pay, to the following services: free clinical breast exams, mammograms, ultrasounds, surgical consultations and biopsies. The program also provides information and referrals as well as financial assistance to those undergoing treatment.
Since January 2006, the R.E.D. Rose Program has provided 827 clinical breast exams, more than 1,500 mammograms, 1,238 breast ultrasounds, and 344 biopsies to the uninsured women in our community.