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Meritus Health breast cancer screening program receives $164K in grants

August 11, 2013
  • Carrie Starkey, left, of Meritus Health is shown with Avon Foundation for Women President Carol Kurzig, who presented a check for $60,000 to Meritus Health's Make a Difference Breast Cancer Screening Program through the Meritus Healthcare Foundation.
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Meritus Health’s Make a Difference Breast Cancer Screening Program received two grants recently — $104,569 from Komen Maryland and $60,000 from the Avon Foundation for Women.

The funds will help support screening events, including mammograms when indicated, for uninsured and underinsured women.

Meritus Health’s Make-a-Difference screening events are held up to four times each month at various locations throughout the area in partnership with the John R. Marsh Cancer Center, Breast Cancer Awareness — Cumberland Valley and the Washington County Health Department’s Breast and Cervical Cancer Program.

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