In the May 17 issue of the Reporter newspapers in Covington/Maple Valley, Kent, Renton and Tukwila, Valley Medical Center (VMC) placed an advertisement in a special section on breast health celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Komen Foundation’s “Race for the Cure.” In return for VMC’s ad, the Reporter Newspapers donated a portion of the proceeds from sales of that issue to The Breast Center at Valley Medical Center to be used to provide mammograms for high-risk women who are uninsured.
“It’s our mission to provide care to any woman who comes through our doors,” said Sherry Kuzan, RN, Manager, The Breast Center at Valley Medical Center. “When you are a woman at high risk for cancer, and don’t have the means to get preventive medical attention, it’s very scary. We are so thankful for the generous support from the Reporter newspapers. It helps us to provide mammograms for more women in our community who are in need.”
According to the World Health Organization, early detection of cancer greatly increases the chances for successful treatment. Two major components of early detection of cancer are education to promote early diagnosis and screening.
“The Reporter Newspapers is happy to be able to donate to Valley Medical Center,” said Ellen Morrison, publisher, Reporter Newspapers. “We understand and appreciate the great job the hospital does for our communities, providing lifesaving mammograms for those most in need!
For more information about The Breast Center at Valley Medical Center, or to schedule your mammogram visit valleymed.org/breastcenter.