New Set of Wheels Delivers Lifesaving Service to Women

Thanks to your Race registrations, donations and fundraising, Komen Columbus and the Limited Brands Foundation have joined with OhioHealth in making an extraordinary pledge to the women of  Central and Southeastern Ohio:  that every woman will have the opportunity to access lifesaving mammography services, regardless of her financial ability, when and where it is most convenient for her.

A philanthropic partnership with OhioHealth, Komen Columbus and Limited Brands Foundation will improve early detection of breast cancer through regular mammography checkups.  Each has donated $200,000 to support the purchase of a new state-of-the-art mobile mammography vehicle that will serve women throughout Franklin and surrounding counties in central and southern Ohio.  A service of OhioHealth, the traveling clinic will offer the most advanced digital mammography equipment, trained technologists and breast health educators, bone density testing, and referral to diagnostic and treatment services.  The vehicle will visit workplaces, community organizations, and other locations offering breast health screening and other services aimed at saving lives through earlier and better detection of breast cancer.

 This partnership fulfills a mission all three organizations share: to make it possible for more women in central Ohio to have access to the most advanced digital technology available for breast cancer screening, regardless of their ability to pay.

 In addition to extending OhioHealth’s reach into the community, the mobile unit will also be able to visit central Ohio businesses that wish to bring access to screenings to employees. Access to the mobile unit’s services will be available to all women, regardless of ability to pay.

The mobile unit is expected to start providing services in January 2011.