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Nine Lexington-area centers receive $360,000 for breast cancer programs

Several hospitals and medical centers in Lexington, Kentucky, received funding from the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation in order to continue efforts to combat breast cancer, according to a new report from Kentucky.com.

The Komen National Grants Program received more than $100,000 from Lexington-area fundraising events. The Lexington Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure will give more than $360,000 to centers including the Dayspring Family Health Center, The Kentucky Pink Connection, Lexington-Fayette County Health Department, Central Baptist Hospital, King's Daughters Medical Center, St. Joseph Breast Center and Mountain Comprehensive Health Corporation.

On October 15 of this year, the Komen foundation will host its famous Race for the Cure event in Lexington.

More than 200,000 women were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010, according to The American Cancer Society. According to the ACS guidelines, all women over the age of 40 should have yearly mammograms in order to stop breast cancer at its earliest onset. 
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