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Local Affiliate of National Health Organization Continues 16-Year Tradition of Funding Programs to Help Fill Gaps in Breast Health Services for Under-Served Populations
Date:9/2/2014

138% and 300% of the Federal Poverty Income. The scheduling hotline opens on Tuesday, September 2. Women can call 1-800-873-0649 to confirm they qualify and set an appointment.

“Komen Southwest Michigan’s programs are a wonderful complement to the services provided to individuals who qualify through the government-funded Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program (BCCCP),” said Lynn Jones, Kalamazoo County Health Department Coordinator. “However, BCCCP funds are limited, and not everyone who needs services qualifies. That’s where Komen Southwest Michigan comes in. For more than 16 years, they have worked to ensure that all people have access to quality breast health services regardless of their income, zip code or race.”

Individuals living in Southwest Michigan that have questions about breast health or need help accessing services can direct their inquiries to Komen Southwest Michigan.

“Often, a person will call us with questions or seeking services. After a brief conversation, we can help direct them to a grantee or one of the many partner programs available in our community, like the BCCCP program,” continued Jurgens. “Komen Southwest Michigan is a reliable resource for the community. If you need help, if you think there is a barrier keeping you from getting regular mammograms or checking on changes to your breasts, call us. Until there is a cure, early detection is our best weapon in the fight against breast cancer. We will continue our local programs and our global research projects until we end breast cancer forever.”

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About Susan G. Komen Southwest Michigan: Komen Southwest Michigan is an independent, local non-profit organization that is dedicated to combating breast cancer. Seventy-five percent of Komen Southwest Michigan’s net proceeds go towards programs and funding grants to local hospitals and community organizations that provide breast health education, screenings, diagnostics and genetics testing for under-se
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