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Komen for the Cure awards $44K grant to Crouse Hospital

— Susan G. Komen for the Cure of Central New York has awarded Crouse Hospital a grant for $44,300. The funding will be used to help increase the number of women in the community who get tested for breast cancer though community outreach programming.

“The goal of this project is to insure that all women in Onondaga County, including 30 to 40 year old women, receive mammography screening as well as a follow up appointment with a medical provider if an abnormality or problem is detected,” said Stephen Montgomery, MD, medical director of the Crouse Breast Health Center, the first nationally accredited breast imaging center of excellence in Syracuse.

The program will provide education and outreach in three distinct tracks: Building on outreach projects started two years ago to Syracuse minority populations, including the refugee populations and the chemically dependent populations; outreach to physicians with patients under 40 who have abnormal results or family history; and outreach and programs aimed at Crouse’s 2,700 employees and their wives, sisters, mothers, daughters.

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