Annual Pink Ribbon Open grants Baptist Women’s Health Center $40,000

The Baptist Memorial Health Care Foundation recently received a grant from the Pink Ribbon Open Benefiting Breast Cancer Research in the Mid-South on April 29. Presented by the Breast Cancer Eradication Initiative, the Pink Ribbon Open has granted more than $2.6 million to help fight breast cancer in the last 19 years.

The $40,000 grant is for the Women’s Health Center’s diagnostic breast exams.

“For the past five years, we’ve received anywhere from $36,000-$40,000 from the Pink Ribbon Open and the money has been spent on direct patient care,” said Mandy Payne, manager of the Women’s Health Center. “This money has allowed us to serve an additional 60-70 patients each year, mainly for diagnostic exams.”