March/April 2008

Avon Foundation Awards Grant to Memorial Health Care System


The Avon Foundation Breast Care Fund awarded a $50,000 grant to Memorial Health Care System, Chattanooga, Tenn. The one-year grant supports Memorial’s work to increase awareness of the life-saving benefits of early detection of breast cancer. This is the seventh year that Memorial has received funding from the Avon Foundation. The MaryEllen Locher Breast Center at Memorial will continue outreach efforts through its Mobile Mammography program, which provides breast health education and screenings in 23 counties. Memorial will also use the funds to continue promotion of the Tennessee Breast and Cervical Care Program, a service available to uninsured and underserved women. For more information, contact Kathy Dittmar of the MaryEllen Locher Breast Center at kathy_dittmar@memorial.org.