Monday, May 11, 2009

Yale-New Haven Hospital Department of Community Health receives $50,000 grant

NEW HAVEN - The Connecticut Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® has awarded a $50,000 grant to Yale-New Haven Hospital's Department of Community Health to provide breast cancer screening, outreach and education.
The grant from the Komen CT Affiliate [Race for the Cure] will support Yale-New Haven's Strategic Alliance Learning for Outreach and Patient Navigation and Networking program, which works to raise awareness about breast cancer among underserved and uninsured minority women in greater New Haven.
S.A.L.O.N. works with beauty salons in the greater New Haven area to provide breast health education and screening outreach services.
This year's Komen Connecticut Race for the Cure will be held on June 6 in Bushnell Park, Hartford. The event is the Connecticut Affiliate's most significant source of funding for its grant making activities in Connecticut. Pledge or join the Yale-New Haven Hospital Pacers Team [race registration and/or donations can be made] online at http://www.komenct.org/.

In photo: Ann Hogan, of New Britain, community and government relations coordinator at Yale-New Haven Hospital and statewide chairwoman of the race, and Patty DeWitt, of New Haven, director of YNHH ambulatory services and YNHH race captain.

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