KentuckyOne Health Announces Grant to Kentucky Cancer Foundation

6/21/2013

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Funding to support statewide colon cancer screening efforts
 
Over the past two years, Governor Steve Beshear and the General Assembly committed $1 million to local health departments to expand colon cancer screening services for low income, uninsured Kentuckians.  Gov. Beshear challenged the Kentucky Cancer Foundation to raise matching funds for the program.  KentuckyOne Health will announce a significant grant to the matching fund on Monday, June 24.
 
The incidence rate of colon cancer in Kentucky is higher than the national average. According to the Kentucky Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, only 63 percent of Kentuckians at risk for colon cancer have received regular screenings.
 
WHAT:                 KentuckyOne Health Announces Grant to Kentucky Cancer Foundation
 
WHEN:                 Monday, June 24, 2013
11 a.m.
 
WHERE:               Hank Wagner Conference Center (CC)
Rudd Heart and Lung Center at Jewish Hospital
201 Abraham Flexner Way
 
WHO:
·         Ruth W. Brinkley, president and CEO, KentuckyOne Health
·         Crit Luallen, board member, Kentucky Cancer Foundation and colon cancer survivor
·         Whitney Jones, MD, chairman, Kentucky Cancer Foundation and founder, Colon Cancer Prevention Project
 
Editor’s Note:
A webcast of this event is also available for media and can be found here: http://kentuckyonehealth.com/newsroom/
 
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