Lone Star Family Health Center Again Receives Grant from Komen Houston
Conroe, Texas, July 10, 2017 – Through a grant for $17,209.00, Susan G. Komen® Houston has again named Lone Star Family Health Center (LSFHC) as one of its funded partners and will help fund the Health Center’s Project Pink program.
Project Pink provides breast health education, mammograms and diagnostic services to uninsured women in an effort to increase the number of cases of breast cancer detected early, when survival rates are better.
“The available data clearly shows us that the breast cancer rates in Montgomery County are higher than the state average, and that women are putting off health screenings because of cost, “says LSFHC CEO Karen Harwell, “this funding allows us to continue providing free mammograms in a community that needs them.”
Komen Houston is one of more than eighty local Affiliates of the world’s largest breast cancer organization, working in communities across the U.S. to meet the most critical needs. To help achieve Komen’s goal to reduce current breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the U.S. by 2026, Komen Affiliates fund innovative breast health projects that provide vitally needed breast cancer screening, diagnostic and treatment services and support, including patient navigation, education, medical supplies and financial assistance.
“We conducted a needs assessment of our community to understand the breast cancer burden and unmet needs in the service area,” said Emelda Douglas, Komen Houston Executive Director. “We are confident that through Project Pink, the women in our community who most often go unscreened and untreated will have improved access.”
About Lone Star Family Health Center
Founded in 2002, Lone Star Family Health Center is a 501(c)(3), non-profit, Federally Qualified Health Center with a mission to provide compassionate, affordable healthcare and prepare tomorrow’s family medicine professionals. The health center’s main location is at 605 South Conroe Medical Drive next to Conroe Regional Medical Center with satellite clinics in Spring and Willis, TX. Appointments may be scheduled by calling 936.539.4004.
About Susan G. Komen and Komen Houston
Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Komen has set a Bold Goal to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the U.S. by 2026. Komen was founded in 1982 by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life. Komen Houston is working to better the lives of those facing breast cancer in the local community. Through events like the Komen Houston Race for the Cure®, Komen Houston has invested $39 million in community breast health programs in seven counties in the Greater Houston area and has helped contribute to the more than $920 million invested globally in research. For more information, call 713-783-9188or visitkomen-houston.org