Health Initiative Receives Breast Health Service Funding

Health Initiative Receives Breast Health Service Funding

The Health Initiative was awarded a grant in the amount of $9,250 by It’s The Journey, Inc., producer of the Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer. The grant will fund 50 mammograms and clinical breast exams in the LGBT community.  This grant is one of 22 grants awarded by It’s The Journey this year to breast cancer programs across Georgia.  Individuals interested in accessing these services should contact The Health Initiative directly.

“We work all year for this one night – to present grants to the most deserving breast health and breast cancer programs in the state.” said Kimberly Goff, Executive Director of It’s The Journey, Inc.  “We want to ensure that these organizations can continue to provide services from basic clinical breast exams to hereditary screening and wellness programs. We are proud that our funds remain focused on local needs that make a difference in Georgia communities.”

It’s The Journey, Inc. produces the Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer, an annual walk that raises funds for breast health and breast cancer programs in Georgia.  Twenty-two deserving organizations across the state were awarded grants.  The recipients included those who provide screening and diagnostic mammograms to underserved communities, educate patients on early detection practices, offer multi-language treatment options, and provide wellness, counseling, and rehabilitations services.  For a complete listing of grant recipients and descriptions of their programs, visit www.itsthejourney.org/2014grantees.

The 2014 Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer takes place October 11 – 12.  All of the money raised here, stays here in Georgia. To register for the 2-Day Walk, visit www.2daywalk.org.

CONTACT:
Linda Ellis – The Health Initiative – 404-688-2524 ext 112 – Linda@thehealthinitiative.org

 

About The Health Initiative

The Health Initiative is dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of Georgia’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer community through education, support, access to care and advocacy. Previously serving the Atlanta lesbian community, The Health Initiative expanded its focus to include gay and bisexual men, as well as transgender individuals throughout the state.

 

The Health Initiative trains health care providers to ensure LGBTQ Georgians receive quality, competent care and hosts a variety of community programming, including SAGE Atlanta, Domestic Violence Support, Real Bois Talk, Fourth Tuesday, and health fairs. The Health Initiative’s Community Health Fund provides access to care for uninsured and under insured LGBTQ Georgians.

 

Community members in need of additional information, support services, programming, or referrals for LGBTQ friendly health service providers may contact The Health Initiative staff via email, phone or our website: info@thehealthinitiative.org / 404-688-2524 / www.thehealthinitiative.org

 

About the Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer

The Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer is a 30-mile, 2-Day Walk to raise money and awareness for Georgia breast cancer programs.  In 11 years, the 2-Day Walk has generated $10 million to fund 210 grants for programs in Georgia that help provide breast cancer screening, awareness, education, diagnosis, rehabilitation, and much more.  For information about sponsorship, becoming a walker, or making a donation, visit www.2daywalk.org, e-mail info@2daywalk.org or call 404-531-4111. 

About It’s The Journey, Inc.

It’s The Journey, Inc., producer of the Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer, is a 501(c) (3) charitable organization that serves Georgia’s breast cancer community by raising money and awareness for screening, early detection and support services via its 2-Day Walk and other events throughout the year.