Funds will provide mammograms to the underserved
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 10, 2014) — The Lexus Store of Lexington’s Pink Ribbon Fundraising Campaign contributed $4,000 to help provide mammograms to the underserved.
Funds were contributed to the Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation, part of KentuckyOne Health, and will support the Yes Mamm! Program, which provides lifesaving screenings, patient navigation and travel assistance at no cost for those who qualify. The Pink Ribbon Fundraising Campaign was a partnership between the Lexus Store of Lexington, LM Communications and KentuckyOne Health Cancer Care.
Throughout the month of October, the Lexus Store of Lexington donned new and used vehicles with pink ribbons. A portion of sales from each Lexus purchased was contributed to the Yes Mamm! Program.
More than 570 Kentucky women will die of invasive breast cancer this year, yet with early detection, the five-year survival rate is above 80 percent.
Yearly mammograms are recommended for all women beginning at age 40 and continuing as long as they are in good health. Through the “Yes Mamm!” program, more than 500 women will receive free or reduced cost mammograms at Saint Joseph Hospital, Saint Joseph East, Saint Joseph Berea and Saint Joseph London.
For more information about the Yes Mamm! program call 859-313-1705.