United Way of Central Georgia Awards Grants to Fund Mammograms

Staff Report From Middle Georgia CEO

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

United Way of Central Georgia’s Pink Promise United initiative is thrilled to announce funding to four local organizations to pay for mammogram screenings and education for uninsured and under-insured women in Central Georgia. These are the first grants issued by Pink Promise United and the grants awarded are 100% of the requested funding amounts from the four grant recipients. The total amount of grants awarded is $53,307.

Grant Recipients:

Houston County Volunteer Clinic:  $10,620

Macon Volunteer Clinic: $21,222

First Choice Primary Care: $6,465 (Clinic locations in Bibb & Houston)

North Central Health District: $15,000

The funding for these grants is provided by funds raised through Pink Promise United since the initiative’s inception in 2018. Women United, a United Way of Central Georgia affinity group, started Pink Promise United in 2018 to raise money to fund mammogram screenings, readings, and breast cancer education for uninsured and under-insured women in Central Georgia.  Through sponsorships, donations, and participation in recent events like the ACE Ladies’ Classic, the annual Pink Out with Mercer football and the Pink Promise United Cornhole Tournament, United Way of Central Georgia has garnered the support of the community to improve breast health in Central Georgia. The organization is proud to continue that support with the funding of these grants to Houston County Volunteer Clinic, Macon, Volunteer Clinic, First Choice Primary Care, and North Central Health District.