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Reese Witherspoon Helps Celebrate Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Washington, D.C. - Weekend-Long Event Raises $8.1 Million

purchase of digital mammography equipment,

outreach, breast health education and patient navigation services at

both the Washington Adventist and Shady Grove Adventist Hospitals.

Debra Pollak, Executive Director, Cancer Care Services accepted the


* George Washington University (Washington, D.C.) received a grant of

$500,000 to support and expand services offered through their mobile

mammography program, which provides screening to both insured and

uninsured, underserved women through a "mammography van" equipped

with state-of-the-art digital equipment that travels to community

and corporate sites in the Washington, D.C. area. The new funding

will expand services to areas such as Anacostia, which has been

identified as the most medically underserved area in the District

and has no functional mammography facilities. Dr. John Williams,

Provost and Vice President for Health Affairs, George Washington

Medical Center, accepted the grant.

* University of Maryland Baltimore Foundation (Baltimore, MD) received

a grant of $420,000 to expand the Baltimore City Cancer Program's

(BCCP) patient navigation program to increase the number of women

screened and shorten the time between screening and treatment. The

BCCP is an initiative of the University of Maryland Marlene and

Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center in partnership with the State of

Maryland, with a focus on eliminating cancer death through early

detection, diagnosis, treatment and education for Baltimore's

medically underserved. Dr. Stacy Garrett-Ray, Medical Director of

the Baltimore City Cancer Program, accepted the grant.

* Friends of Cancer Research (Arlington, VA) received a grant of


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