March/April 2007

Memorial Receives Grant from Avon Foundation Breast Care Fund

Memorial Health Care System, Chattanooga, Tenn., received a $40,000 grant from the Avon Foundation Breast Care Fund to increase awareness of the life-saving benefits of early detection of breast cancer. This is the sixth year that Memorial’s breast care program has received funding from the Avon Foundation. The MaryEllen Locher Breast Center at Memorial will continue outreach efforts with a mobile mammography program that serves 23 counties in Tennessee and northwest Georgia. The funds will also be used to continue promotion of the Tennessee Breast and Cervical Care program, a service available to uninsured and under served women in Tennessee. For more information, contact Kathy Dittmar, director of The MaryEllen Locher Breast Center, at