The Saint Luke’s Mobile Mammography Program provided screenings for under/uninsured women who meet program requirements at local community outings. In 2012, Komen Kansas City granted St. Luke’s Cancer Institute 16 mobile mammogram outings, where 199 women were screened.
Komen KC also granted Saint Luke’s Hospital $233,575, where they have screened 1,125 women, provided 1,331 clinical breast exams, and trained two individuals in the MammaCare technique.
“MK” (not her real name) is a 48-year-old single mother of three and works two part-time jobs. MK is uninsured, but doesn’t qualify for state funding. She chose to come into Saint Luke’s Hospital on the Plaza because she could schedule her appointment around her busy schedule and after normal working hours.
MK said she felt like she was “treated like a princess” and appreciated the extended hours. She was also pleased to be able to have a taxi voucher to get home and said she would happily be back again next year.
MK is just one example of how Komen KC funding for Saint Luke’s Hospital has helped women in our community who cannot afford healthcare.
In 2013, Komen Kansas City continued their partnership with the Saint Luke’s Cancer Institute with a $115,775 grant supporting the Kansas City Metropolitan Breast Screening and Education Program.
The Breast Screening and Education Program provides breast health education and an estimated 350 Clinical Breast Exams and screening mammograms for patients who are uninsured/underinsured through community referrals to the hospital. The program will also provide 350 taxi vouchers for transportation. You can read more about the program on their Web site at www.saintlukeshealthsystem.org.
For more information on all of our current grantees please visit our Website at: http://bit.ly/kkc-grantees.
For more information on contributions to support grants like these please visit our Website at: http://bit.ly/KomenKCDonate.