Monday, April 12, 2010

Cancer-fighting agencies in Nashville area earn Komen grants

Tennessean April 12, 2010 MIDDLE TENNESSEE Susan G. Komen for the Cure Greater Nashville is awarding more than $690,000 in grants to 13 area agencies in the fight against breast cancer. Grants will be presented at 8 a.m. Friday at Healthways World Headquarters in Cool Springs. Recipients are the American Cancer Society, Bastion Inc., Gilda's Club Nashville, Friends In General, Meharry Medical College, Metro Public Health Department, Middle Tennessee Medical Center, The Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation, Primary Care & Hope Clinic, Saint Thomas Health Services West, Siloam Family Health Center, Tennessee Department of Public Health and YMCA of Middle Tennessee. "All these organizations work diligently to address the breast health needs of the underserved population throughout Middle Tennessee, and Komen Greater Nashville is pleased to support our fellow nonprofits," said Kathy Parolini, executive director. The bulk of the money used to fund the yearly grants comes from the annual Race for the Cure event. The 2010 race will be Oct. 9 in Maryland Farms. — HARRIET VAUGHAN THE TENNESSEAN

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