The Komen organization awarded a grant of $23,000 to Arkansas Hospice in North Little Rock for its program entitled Charitable Care for Breast Cancer Patients. This project will provide the full complement of hospice care to breast cancer patients and their families who are facing the end of life but cannot afford the expense, do not have private insurance, and do not qualify for Medicare or Medicaid coverage.
This year marks the 21st year of the Komen organization to award grants to programs around the state who are working in the fight against breast cancer. These funds are predominantly raised through Race for the Cure chaired in 2014 by Ashley Hurst. Also, introduced was 2015 Race for the Cure Chair Jack Powell.
Congratulations to Arkansas Hospice for developing a program to increase hospice access for breast cancer patients! http://www.hpcaa.org/Blog/tabid/95/ID/28/Hospice-Receives-Grant.aspx