SCREEN program benefits from Komen grant

Apr 6,2014

The mid-Willamette SCREEN program recently received its fourth-year grant renewal from the Oregon and SW Washington affiliate of Susan G. Komen. Based within Samaritan Health Services, the SCREEN program will receive $60,000 per year, for 2014 – 2016.

SCREEN is a grassroots initiative that relies on volunteers to spread the message that early detection of breast and cervical cancer saves lives. Since its inception in 2011, the program has educated an estimated 56,000 people throughout Benton, Lincoln, Linn and Lane counties.

The Oregon and SW Washington affiliate of Susan G. Komen aims to provide life-saving services for women with breast cancer, as well as educate, remove barriers to care and help women in local communities.

The SCREEN program provides free presentations to clubs and groups, and they actively seek motivated volunteers. For more information, visit samhealth.org/SCREEN, email kcaul@samhealth.org, or call 541-768-5470.