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Mount Nittany Health Foundation receives grant to support the fight against cancer

Nov
18
2019

From left to right: Leslie Finton, MSW, oncology patient navigator, Mount Nittany Medical Center; Kristin Sides, BS, OPN-CG, oncology patient navigator, Mount Nittany Medical Center; Jenn James, board member, Pink Zone; Stephanie Glance, CEO, Kay Yow Cancer Fund; Angelique Cygan, RN, oncology breast navigator, Mount Nittany Medical Center; Sue Woodring, executive director, Pink Zone; Carolyn Kieger, head coach, Penn State Lady Lion baksetball team

The following is a press release, dated October 24, 2019,  from the Kay Yow Cancer Fund announcing a $150,000 grant awarded to Mount Nittany Health Foundation to support the fight against cancer.

State College, PA (October 24, 2019) – The Kay Yow Cancer Fund, in partnership with Pink Zone, will announce a grant today in a check presentation to Mount Nittany Health. The $150,000 grant is being awarded to Mount Nittany Health as a part of a national pilot program the Kay Yow Cancer Fund initiated to provide greater support for underserved populations fighting cancer. The grant to Mount Nittany will provide additional funding for a cancer navigator program focused on removing barriers to care among the underserved.

“Our mission to Make People Healthier is underwritten by gifts like this which extend the scope and reach of Mount Nittany Health and enhance our ability to serve patients throughout the region. We greatly appreciate the support of the Kay Yow Cancer Fund and our partnership with the Pink Zone,” said Mount Nittany Health Foundation Executive Director, Simon Corby.

To date, the Kay Yow Cancer Fund has awarded $7.53 million in the fight against ALL cancers affecting women. The largest fundraiser for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund is Play4Kay, a grassroots movement, raising money in all 50 states in support of the Kay Yow Cancer Fund and the fight against ALL cancers affecting women. Pink Zone, which raised $100,000 in support of the Kay Yow Cancer Fund’s national pilot program, has been a longtime supporter of the Kay Yow Cancer Fund through the Play4Kay movement.

“Pink Zone is proud to invest in a partnership with the Kay Yow Cancer Fund to enhance and expand the patient navigator program at Mount Nittany Health. Pink Zone is committed to mobilizing resources to improve lives in our community,” said Pink Zone Executive Director Susan Woodring.

“The Kay Yow Cancer Fund has had an incredible relationship with Penn State athletics and Pink Zone,” said Stephanie Glance, CEO of the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. “This is a community that has truly embraced the vision of Kay Yow—to unite people and communities while raising money in support of the fight against ALL cancers affecting women. We are excited to be able to give back in this very special way, which will impact the lives of many women and as a ripple effect, the lives of many families.”

About the Kay Yow Cancer Fund

The Kay Yow Cancer Fund was officially founded on December 3, 2007, from the vision of the organization’s namesake, Kay Yow, former NC State University head women’s basketball coach. Coach Yow was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1987 before succumbing to the disease on January 24, 2009. The Kay Yow Cancer Fund is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization committed to being a part of finding an answer in the fight against ALL women’s cancers through raising money for scientific research, assisting the underserved, and unifying people for a common cause. To date, the Kay Yow Cancer Fund has awarded $7.53 million in the fight against ALL women’s cancers. For more information on the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, or to donate, please visit KayYow.com.

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