Hallmark Health receives grant from The Massachusetts Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®

The generous funding from the Susan G. Komen for the Cure® will allow the staff at Hallmark Health to educate young women, aged 20 to 39 years about the importance of breast health and breast cancer prevention strategies, provide state-of-the art training to health care staff at Hallmark Health’s six local mammography sites, and offer navigation services to any woman in the community needing support in scheduling an annual mammogram.  

“We are very excited to bring these programs and services to women in our area,” said Judith Sadacca, program coordinator who will oversee the program for Hallmark Health. “We are honored that the Massachusetts Affiliate of Susan G. Komen For the Cure chose Hallmark Health as a grant recipient and so thankful for their ongoing support.”  

Hallmark Health hopes that by targeting women at an early age more will get the education they need to ensure good breast health and as a result bring us one step closer to decreasing breast cancer cases in our area.

In September 2010, Hallmark Health will use the knowledge learned through the “For The Best Health, Remember Breast Health” program to host a Breast Health Symposium for community residents of all ages. Information will be offered to educate women and their partners about their individual risk factors, breast cancer prevention strategies, and to encourage all women to schedule an annual screening mammogram. The services available through the health system for breast imaging, including the latest technologies, treatments and surgical options will also be discussed. Financial counselors, interpreters, and community partners will be represented to ensure that women understand that they are not alone in their journey to be healthier.

“For the Best Health, Remember Breast Health” begins in May of 2010 and continues until the spring of 2011. The program director may be reached at 781-279-2213. Interpreter and financial counseling services are available without charge for participants. Please visit www.hallmarkhealth.org for more information about this exciting new program.

Hallmark Health has continued to be at the forefront of breast health, offering women the latest in digital mammography technology in a personal, compassionate environment. We offer state-of-the-art GE technology for the clearest, most detailed digital images available today in several convenient locations throughout the region.

For more information about Hallmark Health, visit www.hallmarkhealth.org or follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/hallmarkhealth.

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Hallmark Health System is the premier, charitable provider of vital health services to Boston's northern communities. The system includes Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford; Melrose Wakefield Hospital, Melrose; Hallmark Health Cancer Center, Stoneham; The CHEM Center for MRI, Stoneham; Hallmark Health Medical Center, Reading; Hallmark Health VNA and Hospice, Malden; Lawrence Memorial/Regis College Nursing and Radiography Programs, Medford and Hallmark Health Medical Associates, Inc. Hallmark Health is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital for cardiology and Tufts Medical Center for neonatology.

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