Best Chance Network gets Funding
The South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental control says it’s Best Chance Network has been given over $76,000 in grant funding from the Lowcountry Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure to help provide mammograms to women in poverty. Dianna Lydiard, DHEC’s Best Chance Network program coordinator, says early detection of breast cancer results in a 98% five year survival rate. She says over 40% of the women served by the Best Chance Network either had never had a mammogram or haven’t had one in over 5 years. Best Chance Network is Funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and provides mammograms to women between 47 and 64 who fall within certain income guidelines and have not health insurance. For more information go www.scdhec.gov.