Kansas City, Mo.– The Breast Center at St. Joseph Medical Center has been named
a finalist in the Pink Well Challenge, a fundraising effort by The Lester
and Sue Smith Foundation that is offering matching grants to organizations
engaged in breast cancer research, prevention, treatment and patient support
throughout the U.S. The Breast Center at St. Joseph is participating in
the challenge in support of its WELL (Women Embracing and Loving Life)
program, a healthy lifestyle program which supports and encourages breast
cancer survivors to incorporate good nutrition, exercise and stress management
into their daily lives.
As a finalist, the Breast Center at St. Joseph has filmed a short video
about the WELL program which can be viewed at
PinkWell.org now through Tuesday, May 15. The public is invited to view this video
and vote for the Breast Center at St. Joseph. The organization whose video
receives the most votes will receive $50,000 in grants from The Lester
and Sue Smith Foundation. Individuals can vote every day through May 15
using Facebook, Twitter and personal e-mail addresses. If an individual
has accounts for all three, he or she can cast three votes every day.
All finalists were also asked to submit fundraising goals. Organizations
that meet their fundraising goals will receive a matching grant from The
Lester Sue and Smith Foundation. The Breast Center at St. Joseph is raising
$25,000. To donate online to the Breast Center, visit
St. Joseph Medical Center is a 310-bed facility providing a wide range
of acute care and outpatient services from a 24-hour emergency department
to state-of-the-art cardiovascular care. St. Joseph has earned the Magnet
designation from The American Nurses Credentialing Center for excellence
in nursing services. The accredited Stroke Center at St. Joseph provides
advanced treatments available at few centers in the Kansas City area and
the Breast Center is a nationally recognized leader in breast MRI biopsy.
Visit St. Joseph on the Web at stjosephkc.com.