The La Porte Hospital Foundation was awarded a $13,695 grant on behalf of IU Health La Porte Hospital. The grant was provided by the Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust.
The IBCAT aims to fund the La Porte Hospital Foundation Breast Cancer Project, which helps low-income, uninsured women over 40 and women of any age who are at high risk for breast cancer receive screening mammograms through a physician’s referral.
The Breast Cancer Project is a comprehensive effort to detect breast cancer early in local communities, and seeks funding partners in order to support community-wide efforts to that end. By supporting the IU Health Women’s Imaging Center, the project assist in early detection through breast health education, clinical breast exams and mammograms. The IBCAT grant is a result of these efforts.
Individuals should contact their physician’s office to see if they qualify for a free screening mammogram voucher.
IBCAT funds the grant through the sale of the state’s breast cancer awareness license plates. Since the plate was first made available in 2002, more than $1.1 million has been distributed by the IBCAT through competitively awarded grants to organizations throughout the state for innovative projects for screening mammography services not otherwise available to medically under-served populations in Indiana.