clear
Saturday February 6th, 2016 11:02PM

Women in Hall, several other counties eligible for breast cancer education grants

By Staff
Related Articles
  Contact Editor
ATLANTA - The Northside Hospital Breast Care Program, part of the hospital s Cancer Institute, has received two grants, totaling more than $38,000, from It's the Journey, Inc. The money is to be used for education and early detection of breast cancer.

More cases of breast cancer are treated at Northside Hospital than at any other community hospital in the Southeast. As a National Cancer Institute Community Cancer Center, the hospital offers a complete range of services for patients including education, genetic counseling, imaging, radiation oncology, surgery, support, rehabilitation and more  covering every aspect of breast care.

It's the Journey, Inc. is a charitable organization that serves Georgia's breast cancer community by raising money and awareness for screening, early detection and support services via its 2-Day Walk and other events throughout the year. In ten years, the 2-Day Walk has generated almost $9 million to fund 188 grants, assisting programs in Georgia that help provide breast cancer screening, awareness, education, diagnosis, treatment and much more. This is the seventh year that Northside has benefitted from the organization, with grants totaling more than $208,000.

"We work all year for this one night  to present grants to the most deserving breast health and breast cancer programs in the state." said Kimberly Goff, executive director of It's The Journey, Inc. "We want to ensure that these organizations can continue to provide services from basic clinical exams to hereditary screening and follow-up treatment for breast cancer. We are proud that our funds remain focused on local needs that make a difference in Georgia communities."

Of the grant money awarded to Northside this year, $34,993.50 will be used to fund screening mammograms and other breast diagnostic procedures for women who cannot afford them. Applicants must meet eligibility requirements and reside in Hall, Dawson, Lumpkin or other outlying counties. Services will be provided at select Northside Hospital imaging centers across North Atlanta.

"Northside Hospital is so grateful and fortunate to, once again, have the generous support of It s the Journey," said Patti Owen, director of oncology services, Northside Hospital. "This money will directly benefit our breast cancer programs, helping us to screen more women for and educate them about breast cancer, in hopes of increasing early detection."

Another $3,750 grant will go to the Northside Hospital/Greater Atlanta Hadassah Check It Out! Program, a no-fee breast health and cancer awareness program that strives to educate young women about breast cancer and the importance of early detection, breast self examination, healthy lifestyle choices and the importance of knowing their own bodies so they can recognize changes.

"Northside and Hadassah have been working together for 19 years, bringing Check It Out into metro Atlanta high schools," said Susan Casella, breast health coordinator, Northside Hospital, and Check It Out educator. "Grant funding allows us to reach more young women and spread the message of the importance of monthly breast-self exams."

For more information about these services or about supporting any of Northside's Cancer Institute programs, visit http://www.northside.com. For more information about receiving a free mammogram through the It's the Journey grant, call 770-667-4400.
© Copyright 2016 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Missing Ga. bank director arrested in Brunswick
A bank director accused of losing millions of investors' dollars before vanishing last year was arrested Tuesday during a traffic stop in a city in south Georgia.
7:00PM ( 2 years ago )
S&P 500 index has its best year since 1997
The stock market closed out a record year with more all-time highs on Tuesday, giving U.S. indexes their biggest annual gains in almost two decades.
6:56PM ( 2 years ago )
Colorado readies for 'Green Wednesday' pot sales
Police were adding extra patrols around pot shops in eight Colorado towns that plan to allow recreational sales to anyone over 21 on Jan. 1.
1:52PM ( 2 years ago )
Business News
Sex offender held in Hall County for failing to register
A 47-year-old man was booked into the Hall County Jail Tuesday, being held without bond for allegedly failing to register as a sex offender, his second such arrest.
6:09PM ( 2 years ago )
Pharmacy robberies may involve same suspect
Oakwood Police Tuesday afternoon released details in a pharmacy robbery they're investigating, similar to one that happened in the Hall County Tuesday morning.
5:46PM ( 2 years ago )
Victim critical following apartment fire
A 41-year-old woman was in critical but stable condition Tuesday after being rescued from an apartment fire in Forsyth County late Monday afternoon.
3:16PM ( 2 years ago )
Local/State News
Rubio faced a barrage of attacks in Saturday night's Republican debate, with rivals challenging his readiness to be president
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Marco Rubio, a first-term senator on the rise in the presidential race, faced a barrage of attacks in Saturday night's Republican debate, with rivals vigorously challenging his...
10:45PM ( 17 minutes ago )
More than 20 people arrested by Georgia, Tennessee authorities on sex-related charges
Authorities say more than 20 people have been arrested on charges related to sex trafficking and online exploitation of children in Tennessee and Georgia.
By The Associated Press
6:00PM ( 5 hours ago )
Hall County plans discussion of South Hall traffic signals, maintenance of I-985 exits
Discussions involving the need for more traffic signals in the South Hall area and the maintenance of exits along I-985 in that part of the county are planned by the county commission Monday.
3:00PM ( 8 hours ago )
Labor department, VA team up for employment workshops for veterans
State labor officials are teaming up later this month with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs on a couple of employment workshops in north Georgia designed specifically for veterans.
12:01PM ( 11 hours ago )
Neighborhood watch program partners with Hall County Sheriff's Office
​Hall County authorities have partnered with a neighborhood watch website to increase efforts in county neighborhoods.
10:02AM ( 13 hours ago )