LAGRANGE - A donation from the LaGrange County Community Foundation will help screen women for breast cancer in LaGrange County.
Laura Lemings of the Community Foundation presented a check for $550 to Parkview LaGrange Hospital President Rob Myers and Debi Kennedy, the community outreach coordinator of the Parkview Comprehensive Cancer Center.
The donation will help to cover the cost of screening mammograms through Francine’s Friends for women who might otherwise have put their mammogram off because of financial constraints.
Each February the LaGrange County Community Foundation holds its “Circle of Love” campaign. For a gift of five dollars or more, the “Circle of Love” sends a valentine to the person of the donor’s choice, letting them know a gift has been made in his or her honor.
Kennedy says nearly 40 women have received screening mammograms thanks to the Circle's continuing support.
Laura Lemings, director of the LaGrange County Community Foundation, presented a check from the foundation’s “Circle of Love” campaign to Francine’s Friends mobile mammography program. Receiving the donation are Debi Kennedy, community outreach coordinator of the Parkview Comprehensive Cancer Center and Rob Myers, president of Parkview LaGrange Hospital.