Randolph Hospital Receives Grant
Randolph Hospital, in Asheboro, was selected to receive a $100,000 grant from the Avon Foundation and accepted the award as the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer concluded its 10th season in Charlotte.
This is the third consecutive year that Randolph Hospital has been chosen to receive this grant, which funds the Breast Outreach/Navigator Program offered at Randolph Cancer Center.
"We are particularly proud to have received this grant for a third straight year," says Steve Eblin, Randolph Hospital CEO. "The Avon Foundation has demonstrated their belief in the importance of our Breast Outreach/Navigator Program and how vital that work is to our community."
Sherry Tate, Randolph Hospital's Breast Outreach/Navigator, has been hard at work since June 2011, thanks to funding from the Avon Foundation, and her work has already made a difference to the women of Randolph County.
Tate has hosted at least two free breast screenings each year, drawing more than 40 uninsured and underinsured women to each event. She is also working with school nurses at area high schools to teach teenage girls the importance of breast self-exams and to get information out about the free breast screenings.
Working with the staff at Randolph Cancer Center, Tate has started a series of cancer support group meetings for those who are living with cancer and for their caregivers. All this in addition to the care and support Tate gives to cancer patients, from the moment they receive their cancer diagnosis all the way through their treatment.
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