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McKee Medical Center Foundation receives $75,000 grant from Komen

 

LOVELAND, Colo. (April 20, 2012) – The McKee Medical Center Foundation has accepted a grant for $75,000 from the Denver Metropolitan Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® to provide money for breast cancer treatment for uninsured and under-insured women across Northern and Northeastern Colorado. 

Gale Coddington, MSW, oncology social worker at McKee Cancer Center, and Brooke Vander Wal, grants writer with the McKee Medical Center Foundation, accepted the award April 19 at the Denver Metropolitan Susan G. Komen for the Cure 20th Anniversary Celebration in Denver.

The treatment grant will ensure that under-insured, uninsured or women who do not have other resources will have access to breast cancer treatment at McKee, North Colorado Medical Center, and Sterling Regional Medical Center. The oncology social work navigators will identify and qualify women for the treatment grant and assure they receive the full range of services in the continuum of care as developed by the Larimer County Women’s Health Coalition. This project will allow these women to receive the care they deserve as they struggle to recover from breast cancer and all the medical ramifications of their disease.

Overall, the Komen Denver Affiliate is awarding $2.5 million to 15 organizations in Colorado this fiscal year.

For more information, contact Linda Davidson at (970) 635-4016.

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