Good Samaritan Breast Care Center is once again the recipient of the Indiana
Breast Cancer Awareness Trust grant. The grant was awarded to the Breast
Care Center to provide a number of free mammograms to Indiana residents
who demonstrate a financial need.
“There are far too many women in our community who cannot afford
their annual mammogram,” stated Beth Glemser, Director of Oncology
at Good Samaritan. “Our goal through the grant is to provide assistance
to these women so they can get this life-saving exam.”
Screening mammograms are offered annually to women over the age of 40 and
are used as a tool to detect breast cancer. Good Samaritan is fortunate
to have 3D (Tomosynthesis) Mammography available to patients. This is
the best technology available to detect cancers at their earliest stages,
leading to better outcomes and potential cures.
Since the breast cancer awareness license plate was first made available
in 2002, nearly $3 million has been distributed by the Indiana Breast
Cancer Awareness Trust through competitively awarded grants to organizations
throughout the state for innovative projects and screening mammography
services not otherwise available to the medically underserved population
The mission of the Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust Inc. is to increase
awareness and improve access to breast cancer screening and diagnosis
throughout Indiana. Residents may purchase an Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness
license plate by visiting their local Bureau of Motor Vehicles or the
BMV website at
www.in.gov/bmv. Of the $40 specialty plate fee, $25 is a direct tax-reduction donation
(to the extent of the law).
Nancy Jaynes, who was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer
in 1997, inspired the trust. She lost her battle to breast cancer in March
2008. Jaynes envisioned a license plate that would serve as a traveling
billboard to remind everyone about the importance of prevention and early
detection. The plate can be purchased for use on passenger cars, trucks
and recreational vehicles up to 11,000 pounds and motorcycles.
To find out if you qualify for assistance, please call the Good Samaritan
Breast Care Center at 812-885-3627.
For more information on the Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust and the
programs it funds, please visit
www.breastcancerplate.org or call 866-724-2228.
ABOUT GOOD SAMARITAN
Good Samaritan, Knox County’s largest employer, is licensed
for 239 in-house patients. Annually, Good Samaritan Hospital has more
than 440,000 outpatient visits and an additional 35,000 plus visits to
its emergency room. The hospital offers a wide scope of medical services.
From thoracic surgery to the birth of a baby, this growing health care
provider balances quality patient care with preventive education to fulfill
its mission. Consistently ranked in the top 10 percent in the nation in
patient satisfaction, Good Samaritan Hospital provides a superb level
of care while maintaining fiscal integrity and expanding facilities to
meet the needs of the community. For more information, visit
Mission: Provide excellent health care and promote healing through trusting relationships.
Vision: To be recognized as the regional center of excellence for health care.