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Little Red Door Cancer Agency has received notice of funding for 2012 from the Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust Inc.

Grant monies totaling $14,960 will be used to pay for screening mammograms for low income and underserved women and men in Hendricks, Johnson, Morgan and Shelby counties.

Through the mammography program, Little Red Door helps provide clients with clinical breast exams, screening and diagnostic mammograms, ultrasounds and biopsies. To qualify, clients must be uninsured or underinsured and be living at or below 225 percent of the federal poverty level. The agency works closely with more than 40 medical providers throughout the service areas to provide accessible services to clients.

The mission of the Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust is to increase awareness and improve access to breast cancer screening and diagnosis throughout Indiana. The trust receives funds through the sale of breast cancer awareness specialty license plates. The intent of the plate’s founder, a breast cancer survivor, was to create a vanity license plate that would serve as a moving billboard while raising money and public consciousness at the same time – a mobile reminder about the importance of early breast cancer detection and prevention.

Monies raised from the sale of these plates allow the awareness trust to award grant funding, such as the one awarded to Little Red Door, for projects deemed to best address the unmeet screening needs of the people of Indiana.

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