Sometimes it just takes one snowflake to create an avalanche.
Hardin Memorial Health Foundation representatives recently issued the #HMHFChallenge – a fundraising challenge to our local community to help raise funds for breakthrough innovations at Hardin Memorial Health.
The #HMHFChallenge was inspired by a contribution from local entrepreneur Kelly Emerine. Earlier this year, Emerine made a personal $80,000 gift to the Foundation for 3D mammography after selling her medication management app, Mom’s MedMinder, to HMH.
Emerine’s generosity inspired HMHF Board member Mike Bowers to call upon other local entrepreneurs to also donate. Others accepted the challenge and made donations.
The $110,000 raised so far will go to support new 3D mammography equipment at HMH. HMH Foundation Chairman Sen. Joe Prather called this a “perfect example” of how the Foundation can support HMH. He mentioned that others in the community can still accept Bowers’ challenge and make a contribution to help cover the over $2.2 million 3D Mammography investment.
“By funding equipment like this, we all can help save lives and provide the very best care close to home,” said Prather. “We are grateful for donors like Kelly and for leaders like Mike who issued this challenge, and for all who have donated for setting the incredible example for all of us to follow.”
HMH Radiologist Sarah Callahan, M.D. called the addition of 3D Mammography a major step forward for Central Kentuckians. Pending FDA approval, 3D Mammography should be available by year end.
Callahan is a member of HMH’s Multidisciplinary Breast Team, physicians, nurses and clinical staff who take a comprehensive, integrated approach to each breast cancer patient’s care and treatment plan.
“We know that 3D mammography helps us detect cancer at a higher rate and detect it at a smaller size,” said Callahan. “That saves lives.”
You can be a lifesaver too. Join the #HMHFChallenge and see what a difference we can make.