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The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

May 15, 2013 at 2:10 PM

Komen Puget Sound gives $1.6 million for breast cancer screening, outreach

Actress Angelina Jolie made the decision to undergo preventive double mastectomy, but for most women, early testing and detection of breast cancer is the way to drastically reduce their chances of dying of the disease. To ensure that more women can get that screening, Komen Puget Sound announced Wednesday it was awarding a total of $1.6 million to local organizations that provide services to low-income and uninsured women around Puget Sound.

The largest grant, $953,766, will go to the Washington State Department of Health’s Breast Cancer Screening and Diagnostic Program, which provides mammograms and diagnostic services to nearly 10,000 low-income women in the region.

Other grantees include Cancer Lifeline, Franciscan Foundation, International Community Health Services and seven other local organizations.

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