Huguley Director of Radiology Diane Hanson, center, accepts a grant from Jackie Meeks (left) and Ann Greenhill of The Greater Fort Worth Affiliate of Susan G. Komen to help fund Huguley’s fifth Mammography Marathon.
On January 8, Huguley Memorial Medical Center was awarded a $10,000 grant from the Komen for the Cure Greater Fort Worth Affiliate to help fund Huguley’s Mammography Marathon. In April, Huguley will host its fifth 24-hour Mammography Marathon, offering free digital screening mammograms for women residing in Johnson and Tarrant Counties.
“The grant will provide access for local women, many of whom are uninsured or medically underserved, to receive a free digital screening mammogram, potentially catching any cancer early when it’s most easy to treat,” said Diane Hanson,director of radiology at Huguley Memorial Medical Center.
“We intentionally plan this event for April, the same month that Susan G. Komen, Greater Fort Worth Affiliate hosts the Race for the Cure,” continued Hanson. “It reminds us that 75% of money raised at the event stays in the community to benefit local women.”
Komen’s Greater Fort Worth Affiliate has also supported Huguley’s 24-hour Mammography Marathons in 2011 and 2012.
During the previous four 24-hour Mammography Marathons, Huguley screened approximately 400 women. Huguley Memorial Medical Center anticipates screening approximately 100 women during this year’s event.
Radcare generously donates its radiology services to eliminate any cost for the women.
To qualify for the free 24-hour Mammography Marathon, women must be at least 40 years old, have no health insurance or be underinsured, have no current breast problems, and live in Tarrant or Johnson County. Scheduling of appointments for this year’s 24-hour Mammography Marathon will begin in mid-March.