Over the past 13 years, nearly $3.3 million in mammography services have been provided to underserved Hoosiers thanks to the Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust (IBCAT). These services are 100% funded by purchase of the breast cancer awareness license plate. Indiana residents may purchase the plate by visiting their local Bureau of Motor Vehicles branch or the BMV website at www.in.gov/bmv.
Thanks to individuals who purchase these plates and a generous grant of $4283.68 from the IBCAT, Hendricks Regional Health is able to provide screening and diagnostic mammograms in 2016 to financially qualified individuals. Hendricks Regional Health Foundation worked with the hospital’s Radiology Department to obtain the IBCAT grant, improving access to care for select patients. The hospital’s Cancer Navigator and Radiology Department RN Lianna Willhite works with three area clinics that refer patients for scheduling.
“The clinics refer patients to us who qualify financially and medically for a free mammogram or are in need of diagnostic services,” says Willhite. “We schedule the patient’s mammogram at the Women’s Center at Hendricks Regional Health. We’re grateful to the Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust for helping us serve women who need these important and potentially life-saving screenings.”
Hendricks Regional Health Foundation raises awareness and provides support for initiatives to enhance community health, patient comfort, safety, and medical care at Hendricks Regional Health. For more information about the Foundation and its efforts, contact Sue Bogan at 317-745-7376. The mission of the Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust, Inc. is to increase awareness and improve access to breast cancer screening and diagnosis throughout Indiana. For more information about the Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust and the programs it funds, please visit www.breastcancerplate.org or call 866-724-2228.