The Central and Northern Arizona Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure has awarded a $20,370 grant to Desert Mission to provide breast cancer screenings and diagnostics to low-income women in the North Phoenix area.

At Desert Mission, the human services arm of John C. Lincoln Health Network, the grant from Komen CAN Arizona will increase the organization’s ability to protect and improve the health of the community’s uninsured and underinsured population.

The community grants program helps Komen CAN Arizona to carry out its mission of saving lives and ending breast cancer forever by partnering with nonprofit organizations throughout medically underserved communities to fill in the critical gaps of service.

“Part of delivering our promise is working day to day with our community partners to ensure that the women in our community do not go without vital screening and treatment services while we navigate the changing healthcare landscape, both locally and nationwide,” said Beverly Kruse, executive director for Komen CAN Arizona.

“Collaboration is key to reaching our goal, and we’re fortunate to work with so many organizations whose missions align with ours.”


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