Grants for Pitt Co breast cancer initiatives

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GREENVILLE, NC (WNCT) – Three projects in Pitt County received nearly $1250,000 in grants to help breast cancer prevention and treatment.

The Susan G. Komen North Carolina Triangle to the Coast gave the grant funding.

At ECU, a program will help uninsured/underinsured Black and Latina women age 25 and older in Pitt and Edgecombe counties. It will go to tailoring breast cancer education.

At the Leo Jenkins Cancer Center, the funding will go for screening women in the region of Pitt and Wilson counties.

Also at the center, funding will go to provide financial assistance to breast cancer patients from Pitt, Wilson, Edgecombe, Nash, Halifax, Northampton, Duplin, Onslow, Sampson and Johnston counties.

The focus of these grants are to help under-served, under-insured and uninsured women.

The Komen North Carolina Triangle to the Coast (NCTC) Affiliate serves 29 counties in central and eastern North Carolina; holding two annual Race for the Cure events in Raleigh (June 11, 2016) and Wilmington (March 5, 2016). Visit komennctc.org for more.

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