CDP Health Care System Recieves Grant From Susan G. Komen South Dakota

Susan G. Komen South Dakota has awarded a $43,000 grant to the CDP Health Care System to provide to provide breast cancer screening and navigation services as well as to establish a patient and provider reminder system to benefit women living in Roberts County including members of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Tribe.

CDP Health Care System is grateful to Susan G. Komen South Dakota for this generous gift, said CEO, Michael Coyle. This is an important community benefit to improve breast cancer screening, early detection and follow up care for this region. CDP Health Care System offers high quality digital mammography in comfort of a private suite.

Since inception, Komen SD has significantly impacted all areas of breast cancer. To date, 73 community programs have been funded in South Dakota to provide education, treatment, transportation assistance, survivorship programs and more. In addition, Komen SD has invested in global and cutting edge breast cancer research, including two scientists studying to find better treatments and ultimately the cures right in Sioux Falls. In total, Komen SD has invested over $2.7 million in South Dakota programs and impacted over 43,000 lives.

In addition to the CDP Health Care System, four other programs will be funded by Komen SD this year: Custer Health (Standing Rock Reservation), Gundersen Medical Foundation (Pine Ridge Reservation), Regional Cancer Care Institute (Western SD), and the SD Dept. of Health – All Women Count! (Statewide).

“Komen SD is thrilled to bring to life this new program provided by the CDP Health Care System“’ said Mary Kolsrud, Executive Director for Susan G. Komen South Dakota. “The screening and navigation services will fulfill a vital need in Roberts County as we continue to work to detect breast cancer early and ensure no woman has to go without the care she needs.”

About Coteau DesPrairies Health Care System
The Coteau des Prairies Health Care System is comprised of a 25 bed critical access hospital, four medical clinics, 64 bed long term care facility, preschool and daycare. CDP offers a full line of services including general surgery, obstetrics, radiology, laboratory, home health, therapy services and a host of other services.

About Susan G. Komen® and the South Dakota Affiliate
Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Since its founding in 1982, Komen has funded more than $889 million in research and provided $1.7 billion in funding to screening, education, treatment and psychosocial support programs serving millions of people in more than 30 countries worldwide. Komen was founded by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life. Visit komen.org or call 1-877 GO KOMEN.

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