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National Breast Cancer Foundation awards funds to McKee Cancer Center


LOVELAND, Colo. (Feb. 23, 2012) -  The National Breast Cancer Foundation has recently awarded McKee Medical Center's Cancer Center with a $25,200 grant.  The grant is part of the National Breast Cancer Foundation's National Mammography Program and will provide mammograms and ultrasounds for the medically underserved in Northern Colorado. 

The mission of the National Breast Cancer Foundation is to save lives through early detection and to provide mammograms for those in need.  According to Kristen Freund, an oncology social worker at McKee's Cancer Center, "The grant from the National Breast Cancer Foundation will be instrumental in serving uninsured and underinsured women and men in Northern Colorado with breast cancer screenings that would otherwise be unattainable. With budget cuts occurring at the state and federal level, the need for free breast cancer screenings will continue to grow."

McKee's Cancer Center provides integrated cancer treatment programs, clinical trial participation and education and prevention programs.  Freund states, "At McKee we are able to provide women and men with the full continuum of care for breast cancer. If a person is diagnosed with breast cancer we also have funds from Susan G. Komen to offer treatment services at our Cancer Center. It is wonderful to be able to offer this service in Northern Colorado and help ease the financial burden that prevents many in our community from life-saving breast cancer screenings and treatment." 

The McKee Medical Center Foundation raises funds and friends for the health and wellbeing of the Loveland community.  We exist to make a difference in people’s lives through excellent patient care.

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