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It's The Journey Inc. awards $879,000 to Georgia breast cancer programs

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SpecialGrantees at It’s The Journey’s Giving Gala receiving funding from It’s The Journey’s Board of Directors and Executive Director.

On March 30, It’s The Journey Inc. awarded grants totaling $879,000 to 33 breast cancer programs across Georgia.

It’s The Journey, producer of the Georgia 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer, provides grants annually for Georgia programs that focus on breast cancer screening, diagnostics, genetic counseling and testing, support services and research. The funds for these grants were raised during the 2018 Georgia 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer by over 1,000 walkers and tens of thousands of donors.

“It is our honor to support the excellent work that these programs are doing,” said Stephani Tucker, executive director of It’s The Journey. “We are proud that our grants directly impact the lives of Georgians, reaching underserved communities and providing crucial funds for programs that fulfill needs that would otherwise go unmet.”

In addition to awarding $879,000 in grants, the evening raised over $100,000 for the non-profit.

“For a first year ticketed event, we are absolutely elated,” Tucker said. “It’s a tremendous encouragement to have so many people express so much support for our mission.”

Among the programs funded at the Giving Gala is The Good Samaritan Health Center.

The Women’s Health Screening Program at The Good Samaritan Health Center provides clinical breast exams, screening mammograms and diagnostic testing to uninsured, low-income women in Atlanta and the surrounding areas. GSHC received a $40,000 grant to support the program.

Also receiving grants were Athens Nurses Clinic, Atlanta Cancer Care Foundation, Boat People SOS Atlanta, Cancer Support Community Atlanta, Center for Black Women’s Wellness, Clarkston Community Health Center, Dekalb Medical Foundation, East Georgia Cancer Coalition – North and South programs, Emory University, Good News Clinic, Good Samaritan Health Center of Cobb, Gwinnett Hospital System Foundation, Lighthouse Lymphedema Network, Meadows Regional Health Center, Mercy Care Foundation, Northside Hospital Grant — programs inside and outside the perimeter, Piedmont Athens — Loran Smith Center, Piedmont Athens Regional, Piedmont Healthcare Fayette Hospital, Piedmont Healthcare Henry Hospital, Piedmont Healthcare Mountainside Hospital, Piedmont Healthcare Newton Hospital, Piedmont Healthcare Newnan Hospital, Piedmont HealthCare Piedmont Atlanta, St. Josephs/Candler, The Cancer Foundation, The Health Initiative, Turning Point, WellStar Atlanta Medical Center and WellStar Legacy programs.

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