TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) -- Thanks to runners who took to the streets of Tupelo for the 2012 Komen North Mississippi Race for the Cure, local not-for-profits will be able to help more patients in need.
Many area organizations were awarded grants Tuesday to provide mammograms and breast cancer education for underserved women in North Mississippi. Baptist Memorial Healthcare Foundation was awarded $66,000, which was the largest grant.
"It's so rewarding when you can see those funds that you worked so hard to help raise go to some very deserving organizations," said Liz Dawson, the North Mississippi Komen grants committee chair.
"Women who would never consider coming to a hospital or women's health center for a mammogram can now come because they know that the service will be covered for them," said Susan King, the senior development officer for Baptist Memorial Healthcare Foundation.
In all, the 2012 Komen North Mississippi Race for the Cure produced grants totaling $190,000.