The Mercy Health Foundation Joplin will receive a $5,000 check from HOPE 4 You Breast Cancer Foundation at a presentation ceremony May 12 at 10:00 a.m. at Mercy Breast Center located on the second floor of Mercy Hospital Joplin.
Funds donated by HOPE 4 You are used through Mercy Health Foundation to provide free and low-cost mammograms to women who cannot afford one. HOPE 4 You Breast Cancer Foundation receives funding from individuals, organizations and fundraisers such as its annual Race 4 HOPE which will be held on June 4.
“HOPE 4 You continues to strive to make mammograms accessible to every woman in our community,” said Sharon Clark, HOPE 4 You Breast Cancer Foundation president. “We are pleased to help support Mercy’s mammogram program so that inability to pay will not hinder women from receiving this life-saving screening.”
HOPE 4 You has filled a gap in breast cancer awareness and prevention funding in 12 counties in the four- state area. Since 2008, HOPE 4 You has contributed nearly $40,000 to Mercy Health Foundation’s Mammogram Fund.
“We can’t thank HOPE 4 You enough for this generous gift,” said Whit Sanders, executive director for Mercy Joplin Cancer Services. “Mammograms save lives because mammograms detect cancers. Mammography may be the most important part of Mercy’s comprehensive breast care program.”
If you or someone you know cannot afford a mammogram, call Mercy Breast Center at 417.556.2273.
Mercy, named one of the top five large U.S. health systems in 2017 by Truven, an IBM Watson Health company, serves millions annually. Mercy includes 44 acute care and specialty (heart, children’s, orthopedic and rehab) hospitals, more than 700 physician practices and outpatient facilities, 40,000 co-workers and more than 2,000 Mercy Clinic physicians in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mercy also has outreach ministries in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.