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Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation Raises $33,500 at Yes, Mamm! Yes, Cerv! 5K

LEXINGTON The Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation raised $33,500 during its Yes, Mamm! Yes, Cerv! 5K. This year’s race was held on Saturday, Oct. 15 at the RJ Corman Railroad Group race course and commemorated 10 years of the Yes, Mamm! program.

The race returned during Breast Cancer Awareness Month for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic.

“For the past 10 years, our Yes, Mamm! program has helped women and men access life-saving preventive screenings and resources for treatment. We are proud of the lasting impact it has left on our communities,” said Leslie Smart, CFRE, president, Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation.

Jessica Croley, MD, medical director CHI Saint Joseph Health Cancer Care Center speaks to the crowd before the start of the YES MAMM, Yes Cerv! 5K run.

Over the past 10 years, the Yes, Mamm! program has raised nearly $3.5 million to provide free mammography screenings, diagnostic testing and support to underinsured and uninsured patients across Kentucky. The program has supplied 4,500 screening mammograms, 850 diagnostic mammograms, 900 ultrasounds, and approximately $30,500 in transportation assistance to those in need.

The Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation launched the Yes, Cerv! program in 2021 as a cervical cancer screening initiative to provide screening for cervical cancer. The program promotes Pap smears and HPV vaccinations and provides cervical cancer screenings, early-stage diagnoses and oncological pelvic treatment to uninsured and underinsured women.