NHCS Volunteers donate $5,000 to Breast Cancer Fund

In 2015, the Nash Health Care Foundation established the Breast Risk Assessment and Prevention Program for women who are uninsured, underinsured, or simply unable to pay for Nash Breast Cancer Center (NBCC) testing services. To assist local women in need of these services, the Nash Health Care Volunteers (Auxilliary) recently made a $5,000 donation to the Nash Health Care Foundation to help support this worthy cause.

The Nash Health Care Volunteers, known and loved by hospital staff, patients, and visitors, work tirelessly to serve patients, operate the gift shop, and help in so many unseen ways. While many people associate the volunteers’ fundraising efforts only with the “Lights of Love” at Christmas, they are almost continually sponsoring less-publicized special sales events for shoes, jewelry, linen (coming up May 10-11), and electronics. They even organize a hospital yard sale, all open to the general public. All profits from these events are used to fund healthcare-related projects within the hospital.

The Foundation has so far disbursed $73,224.76 to the Nash Breast Care Center, covering the costs of screening and diagnostic mammograms, breast ultrasounds, and stereotactic biopsies. Donations also help to cover lymph node biopsies, pathology fees, and radiologists’ reading fees.

The program is to promote community awareness, preventative care, and treatment plans for the uninsured, under-insured, and indigent population. The NBCC aims to reach those at risk, serve more patients, and save more lives.

Anyone can make a tax-deductible donation to the Breast Cancer Fund