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Hospital gets Koman grant
Nancys Hope representatives, from left, areJ Susan McAbee, Crystal Durham, Janet Cantrell, and Leigh Ann Seibert attend the Susan G. Komen Upper Cumberland Race for a Cure in Cookeville on Sept. 26, 2015 to promote the program.
Saint Thomas River Park Hospital was recently the recipient of a $5,270 Susan G. Komen Upper Cumberland grant to support the employee-driven Nancy’s Hope fundraising group. The grant funds are to supplement money that has already been raised internally to provide free screening mammograms to local women in need.In 2014, the group of employees from various hospital departments banded together in hopes of continuing a program that had been providing free mammograms since 2008. They routinely do fundraisers like silent auctions, pink ribbon sales, and bake sales.The name Nancy’s Hope was decided upon in memory of Nancy Davidson, occupational therapist at Saint Thomas River Park.