Komen St. Louis’ 2014 Community Partner of the Year: Christian Hospital’s Protecting and Healing Women Program

Susan G. Komen St. Louis’ community grants support breast cancer screening, education and patient navigation services not otherwise available to underserved individuals in our 17-county service area.

Our grant recipients are community partners in our year-round mission to save lives and end breast cancer.

At our 5th Annual Power of a Promise event, we presented the 2014 Komen St. Louis Community Partner of the Year Award to one of our grantees, Christian Hospital’s Protecting and Healing Women Program.

Patricia Polk (center) with Komen St. Louis Board Member Lillie Thomas and Executive Director Helen Chesnut

Patricia Polk (center) with Komen St. Louis Board Member Lillie Thomas and Executive Director Helen Chesnut

Hundreds of uninsured and underserved women have been cared for through this program with the help of Komen St. Louis funding.

The program provides women in need with screening and diagnostic mammograms. Patricia Polk and her outreach staff also help navigate patients through the process of additional testing and treatment as needed.

The Protecting and Healing Women program is heavily invested in the community, with a focus on reaching out to women facing hardships such as unemployment and lack of transportation or child care.

This is the seventh year of Komen St. Louis funding for this program.

Congratulations to Patricia and the program team! Thank you for all you do every day.

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