In September 2020, West Virginia Breast Health Initiative presented via mail, a check from the Misty Bennett’s Seeds of Hope Fund. Our hope is to have an official check presentation on October 1, to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month. COVID willing, of course. WV Health Right has an exceptional history of helping women with their battle against breast cancer, and WVBHI looks forward to continuing our partnership for uninsured and under-insured West Virginians.
Dr. Angie Settle, CEO –
“Transportation is a huge barrier for our female patients and we find that offering a bus pass or a $5 gas card to cover their travel to their mammogram appointment or their appointment with a breast specialist can make all the difference in whether they go or not. A missed appointment is a missed opportunity to treat or diagnose breast cancer which ultimately can mean the difference between life and death for these women. Medications needed during treatment for breast cancer are also a huge barrier for many women who cannot get the cost covered through Medicaid or Medicare so the funding will be a huge help there as well.
We look forward to reporting on the many lives touched through this funding and know that the “Misty Bennett Seeds of Hope Fund’ will most surely have a huge impact in the lives of the women that call WV Health Right their medical home.”
For more information on WV Health Right visit – https://www.wvhealthright.org/