The Bradie James Foundation 56 Fund donates to YWCA Greater Baton Rouge

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South

BATON ROUGE  - The Bradie James Foundation 56 Fund of The Dallas Foundation has awarded a grant of $18,700 to the YWCA Greater Baton Rouge to increase awareness of the life-saving benefits of early detection of breast cancer. 

With the support of The Dallas Foundation - Bradie James Foundation 56 Fund, YWCA ENCOREplus  Breast Cancer Outreach and Education will empower medically underserved and uninsured women to take  advantage of information, services and resources that will benefit themselves and their families.

Women living in low to moderate income areas within southern Louisiana (specifically the Parishes of East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge, West Feliciana, East Feliciana, Ascension, Livingston, Tangipahoa, St. Helena, Pointe Coupee, St. James and Iberville) will have access to information and education about the importance of  breast health, clinical screening referral and post diagnosis support by YWCA ENCOREplus staff.  

Activities will include direct street outreach, individual educational presentations, dissemination of information via health fairs, small group educational presentations about breast health and personal  instruction in breast self-awareness (including breast self-exam) to approximately 40,000 women.