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APSU School of Nursing receives $41,798 grant with health department for breast health

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The Austin Peay State University School of Nursing and the Montgomery County Health Department will continue to support the fight against breast cancer, thanks to a $41,798 grant from the Greater Nashville Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. 

For the third year in a row, the Nashville Komen affiliate has awarded the grant to the two organizations to provide breast health education and services to underserved populations in this community.

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The Austin Peay State University School of Nursing and the Montgomery County Health Department will continue to support the fight against breast cancer, thanks to a $41,798 grant from the Greater Nashville Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. 

For the third year in a row, the Nashville Komen affiliate has awarded the grant to the two organizations to provide breast health education and services to underserved populations in this community.

“This grant helps provide mammography services to underserved women in Montgomery County, and it gives our nursing students an opportunity to do community education and service in our community regarding breast health,” Dr. Patty Orr, APSU professor and occupant of the Lenora C. Reuther Chair of Excellence in Nursing, said previously.

Orr wrote the Komen grant with Joey Smith, director of the county health department.

“The goal of this program is to identify any cancer early when it can be treated successfully,” Orr said.

For more information, contact Orr by email at orrp@apsu.ed

 

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Photo cutline: Daveisha Moore, mission/education director with Susan G. Komen Greater Nashville Affiliate, presents Dr. Patty Orr, APSU professor and occupant of the Lenora C. Reuther Chair of Excellence in Nursing, and Joey Smith, director of the county health department, with a $41,798 check to support local breast health