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Charlotte Johnson Hollfelder Foundation Grants Hospital $10,000 for Breast Cancer Prevention Program

New Britain [April 03 2006] - The Charlotte Johnson Hollfelder Foundation has awarded $10,000 to a breast cancer prevention program at New Britain General Hospital.

The Hollfelder money is to be used specifically for women who are over the age of 35 who are in need of a free routine mammogram, which bridges the gap between federal and state grants and the actual needs of uninsured and underinsured women.

The Connecticut Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (CBCCEDP) at the Hospital is designed to increase early breast and cervical cancer screening for women, particularly those who are uninsured or underinsured.

Many breast cancer screening and diagnostic services are offered free by the CBCCEDP including office visits, screening and diagnostic mammograms, breast biopsies, breast ultrasounds, fine needle aspirations, and clinical breast exams.

The Charlotte Johnson Hollfelder Foundation was established by Fred Hollfelder to honor his late wife. The foundation’s current gift is for the 2005-2006 calendar year. Since 1997, the foundation has given more than $40,000 to support this early detection program.

For more information about the early detection programs at New Britain General Hospital, please call Diane Walczok, case manager for the EDP at 860-224-5505.

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