COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) - Five Baptist hospitals in Mississippi received funds to help women beat or prevent breast cancer.
The funds came from the Memphis Mid-South Mississippi Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
The affiliate distributed 14 grants totaling more than $420,000 to programs that provide breast health and breast cancer services in 14 counties in Tennessee and 23 counties in north Mississippi.
Baptist-Golden Triangle in Columbus
Baptist-Union County in New Albany
Baptist-North Mississippi in Oxford
All were granted a collective sum of $47,595.
Baptist-DeSoto in Southaven also received funds.
"The monies will be used to fund mammograms for women who otherwise could not afford them," said Paul Cade of Baptist-Golden Triangle.
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