Parkland Handed Grant to Provide Free Mammograms

$60,000 grant to provide mammograms to those likely to go unscreened

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    Parkland Hospital in Dallas received $60,000 in grant money to provide mammograms to the women of Dallas County, the hospital said in a news release Tuesday.

    The funds, from the Breast Cancer Prevention Fund, are earmarked for women who do not qualify for breast cancer screenings through other means.

    "Parkland's mandate has always been to serve the entire population of Dallas County and this grant will help us do exactly that," said David E. Krause, Parkland Foundation president and chief executive officer. "We are pleased to be able to offer screenings to an increased number of women who might otherwise not receive a mammogram due to lack of awareness or means to pay."

    Each month in 2010, the hospital performed almost 500 mammograms and held an average of three educational outreach events  about breast cancer.

    Here is more from Parkland on the BCPF and the Parkland Foundation.

    The Breast Cancer Prevention Fund strives to save women's lives through outreach programs that promote prevention and early detection of breast cancer through awareness and education, provide referral services to help women schedule breast cancer screenings, and pay for mammograms for uninsured women.

    Parkland Foundation is dedicated to securing substantial financial resources that advance the clinical, educational and research quests of Parkland Health & Hospital System.