Northeast Mississippi Race for the Cure busts $2 million mark

By Michaela Gibson Morris/NEMS Daily Journal

TUPELO – Komen North Mississippi Race of the Cure put $172,000 to work in the fight against breast cancer.
The local affiliate made 10 grants to provide breast cancer screening to the medically underserved and community education programs in 15 counties today. The money comes from October 2011 event.
That puts the 14-year-old Northeast Mississippi race over the $2 million mark. Since 1998, the affiliate has granted $1.5 million throughout the region and put $500,000 toward research.
Receiving grants were:
• Baptist Memorial Hospitals in New Albany, Booneville, Oxford and Columbus: $48,000 for mammograms
• NMMC Breast Care Center, Tupelo: $23,000 for mammograms and education.
• Sisters Network, Tupelo: $25,000 for mammograms and education.
• Antone Tannehil Good Samaritan Free Clinic: $17,000 for mammograms.
• NMMC Spirit of Women, Tupelo: $8,000 for education programs.
• NMMC-West Point: $10,000 for mammograms and education.
• Columbus-Lowndes Free Medical Clinic: $10,000 for mammograms.
• Magnolia Regional Health Center, Corinth: $7,000 for education programs.
• NMMC-Iuka: $8,000 for mammograms and education.
• Access Family Health Services, which has clinics in Smithville, Tremont, Houlka and Tupelo: $15,000 for screening and education.