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February 3, 2011

 

Miles for Mammograms

Contacts:

  • Robert Parker, Virginia Department of Health, 540-580-2960
  • Erra Sutherland, NP, LENOWISCO Health District, 276-328-8000
  • Jim Wozniak, Wellmont Health System, 423-230-8237

MEDIA ADVISORY – PRESS CONFERENCE
Local Health Organizations Collaborate for Optimal Breast Health Services for Women in Lee, Wise and Scott Counties and Norton City

Who:              
LENOWISCO Health District, Virginia Department of Health
Wise Co./Norton City Health Department, Virginia Department of Health
Scott Co. Health Department, Virginia Department of Health
Lee Co. Health Department, Virginia Department of Health
Wellmont Foundation

What:            
Joint Press Conference

Where:          
Wise County Health Department
Conference Room
134 Roberts Ave., SW
Wise, VA

When:            
Thursday, February 10, 2011 at 10 a.m.

Why:
Kick-off of “Miles for Mammograms” program to enhance breast health services for women living in the LENOWISCO Health District. The Wellmont Foundation has awarded $23,863.75 to the LENOWISCO Health District, a culmination of two years of volunteer lead fundraising to help women in Lee, Wise and Scott Counties and Norton City receive free mammograms and other breast health assessments that are necessary to help women prevent, identify and survive breast cancer. Eligible women will be residents of the District, be between the ages of 18-64 years, are underserved or underinsured and have an income no greater than 250% of the Federal Poverty Level.

 

Last Updated: 07-30-2011

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