Grant Money Will Make a Difference

Meritus Health's Make a Difference Breast Cancer Screening Program received two grants recently—$104,569 from Komen Maryland and $60,000 from the Avon Foundation for Women. These funds will help support screening events, including mammograms when indicated, for uninsured and underinsured women. Meritus Health's Make-a-Difference screening events are held up to four times each month at various locations throughout the area in partnership with the John R. Marsh Cancer Center, Breast Cancer Awareness of Cumberland Valley and the Washington County Health Department's Breast and Cervical Cancer Program.

Pictured, left, is Carrie Starkey of the Meritus Health program with Avon Foundation for Women President Carol Kurzig presenting one of the two checks through the Meritus Healthcare Foundation, the donation arm of Meritus Health.