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Kimmel_Cancer_Center_Recognizes_Grant_to_Fund_Breast_Cancer_Screenings - 10/01/2007


Release Date: October 1, 2007

WHAT: The Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center has received a $50,000 grant from the National Breast Cancer Foundation for providing free mammograms to underserved women in Baltimore. The grant is provided through Colgate-Palmolive and will be presented to the Kimmel Cancer Center on Wednesday at 12 noon, as part of their “String of Life” campaign to raise awareness of the importance of early detection and getting a yearly mammogram.

Women nationwide can log on to to send a String of Life e-card to their friends and loved ones to remind them to get their yearly mammogram or make a donation towards providing free mammograms to women in need by accessing a direct link to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Media are invited to hear from local patients who are participating in the program and speak with Kimmel Cancer Center representatives regarding new efforts to screen women in underserved communities.

WHERE: Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center
4th Floor, Room 4212
601 N. Caroline Street, Baltimore, MD 21287

WHO: Jean G. Ford, M.D.
Associate Professor and Associate Director of Community Programs and Research
Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center

WHEN: Wednesday, October 3, 2007
12 Noon

For the Media

Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center
Office of Public Affairs
Media Contact: Vanessa Wasta