Local Organization Recognized With Support From National Program
NORWICH, New York / February 6, 2014 – The Avon Breast Health Outreach Program has awarded a $59,000 one-year grant to Chenango Health Network to increase awareness of the life-saving benefits of early detection of breast cancer. It is the 10th year that the program has received funding from the Avon Foundation for Women to support its work on this important health issue, and in recognition of the program’s excellence.
The Every Woman Counts in Chenango County Campaign at Chenango Health Network will educate Chenango County women and refer them to low-cost or free mammograms and clinical breast exams in their own communities. This vital program will also challenge 700 Chenango County women to seek breast cancer screenings.
Since 2010 the Every Woman Counts in Chenango County Campaign at Chenango Health Network has reached more than 25,000 women with information about the importance of early detection of breast cancer and has referred almost 3,000 women for mammograms and clinical breast exams.