The Northwest Ohio Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure awarded $10,100 to the Putnam County Health Department during the Annual Power of the Promise Grants Reception held recently at the McMaster Center at the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library. The health department began the Putnam County Breast Health Project in 2007 in response to the high breast cancer rates in Putnam County. Since that time, breast cancer rates have decreased, which makes Putnam County similar to the state of Ohio. Early detection is the key to survival and everyone deserves access to needed screenings for breast cancer. The Northwest Ohio Susan G. Komen for the Cure has granted Putnam County a total of $73,890 since 2007 and has provided 302 women with needed screening and diagnostic services.
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