GREENUP, Ky. — The Greenup County Health Department (GCHD) has been awarded a $10,000 grant to help women receive breast and cervical cancer screenings. The grant will allow GCHD to host the very first ‘In the Pink’ Breast and Cervical Cancer Awareness clinic.
The cancer screenings will be conducted by GCHD health care professionals each Tuesday from now through the month of June, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Greenup location of the health department on U.S. 23 in Greenup, Ky.
Connie Wilburn, Nurse Administrator APRN, at GCHD, said they want to reach out to women who are rarely screened, or perhaps have never been screened for breast and cervical cancer.
“Our goal is to encourage all women to receive their screenings, but our main focus will be on uninsured and low income women that are not being screened. We want to reach those “rarely and never screened women” and get them to come in for their screenings,” Wilburn said.
Paul Hunt, Service Coordinator at GCHD is elated about the grant, and which allows the agency to make a greater impact upon the health of women in the community.
“I am so excited about this grant. It will enable us to offer another service that really makes a difference in women’s health. We’re reinforcing what everyone already knows, early detection saves lives,” Hunt said.
There will be gift bags for every woman attending and every woman who gets screened will receive a $10 gas card. GCHD will have special ‘In the Pink’ days with door prizes given away hourly on April 26, May 31, and June 28.
The screenings are free to all women who qualify. Appointments may be scheduled by calling 606-473-9838.
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