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Gundersen Medical Foundation receives grant from Susan G. Komen Minnesota to provide breast cancer screening and education


Fri, Jun 6th, 2014
Posted in All Health & Wellness

Susan G. Komen Minnesota has awarded a $26,251 grant to Gundersen Medical Foundation to provide breast cancer screening and education in rural Fillmore and Houston counties for the second consecutive year. The program will provide 50 women who are uninsured or underinsured and not eligible for the Sage program with free screening mammograms and breast health education aboard Gundersen Health System’s Mobile Mammography Unit.

“Since 1993, Susan G. Komen Minnesota has raised more than $38 million and awarded grants to non-profit organizations supporting critical breast health and breast cancer programs in Minnesota. With these funds, women in Minnesota are able to have access to breast health awareness and education, breast cancer screening and a number of treatment support services. We’re so pleased with the breast health services that Gundersen is bringing to the community and are proud to support programs that have an immediate impact,” states Denise Blumberg-Tendle, director of Mission Initiatives, Susan G. Komen Minnesota.

The Mobile Mammography Unit will be stationed at Gundersen’s regional clinics in Houston, Harmony, La Crescent and Spring Grove 36 times between now and March 31,2015. Additionally, the Houston County Fair and Miken Sports in Caledonia, Minn., will host one-day screening events. New to the program this year is additional funding for diagnostic services for five women who require follow-up testing and cannot afford these additional procedures.

“Detecting breast cancer at its earliest, most treatable stage through a screening mammogram remains the best way to fight the disease. Through this generous grant, we can reach out to a population of women who may not have otherwise had an opportunity to receive a mammogram,” says Joni Olson, clinical manager, Gundersen Norma J. Vinger Center for Breast Care.

Upcoming screening events will be held:

•Gundersen Harmony Clinic, (507) 886-8888

July 16, Sept. 24, Nov. 25

•Gundersen Houston Clinic, (507) 896-6000

June 24, July 24, Aug. 29, Sept. 11, Oct. 28, Nov. 14

•Gundersen La Crescent Clinic, (507) 895-6610

Jul 22, Aug. 13, Sept. 25, Oct. 16, Nov. 13

•Gundersen Spring Grove Clinic, (507) 498-3302

June 23, Aug. 25, Oct. 20, Dec. 15, Dec. 19

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Keeping young athletes healthy

Fri, Jun 6th, 2014
Posted in All Health & Wellness

Some kids just like to move. Alea Lutkenhaus, an 8th grader from Decorah Middle School, is one of those kids. Out for track, softball, basketball, cross county and soccer, an injury can put the brakes on Lutkenhaus’ plans any time of the year ..... 
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Winneshiek Medical Center Auxiliary gives $31K back to WMC

Fri, Jun 6th, 2014
Posted in All Health & Wellness

Over the past year, the Winneshiek Medical Center Auxiliary has purchased medical equipment for WMC to a tune of $31,000. The most recent purchase was an adjustable x-ray table to benefit WMC patients in the Radiology department. “The adjust ..... 
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Summer food program for kids

Fri, Jun 6th, 2014
Posted in Preston Health & Wellness

With summer here, it’s time to think about keeping children healthy while school is out. Fillmore Central Schools will be providing free meals for children this summer! Free meals for children will be served at the elementary school in Preston o ..... 
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Give blood with the American Red Cross and help maintain the summer blood supply

Fri, Jun 6th, 2014
Posted in All Health & Wellness

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The American Red Cross encourages eligible blood donors to make and keep donation appointments to maintain the summer blood supply and help prevent a shortage. Donors of all blood types are currently needed, especially those with ..... 
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Sixth annual Rhubarb Run celebrates rhubarb with healthy helpings of laughter

Fri, May 30th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Health & Wellness

Family-friendly, kid-inclusive Rhubarb Run 5K or 1-mile event invites runners, joggers and walkers of all ages to kick up their heels on Saturday, June 7. The Rhubarb Run epicenter is one block west of downtown Lanesboro, off County Road 8. Check-in ..... 
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More than 4,700 participate in Gundersen’s Minutes in Motion challenge

Thu, May 29th, 2014
Posted in All Health & Wellness

It was another successful year for Gundersen Health System’s Minutes In Motion Physical Activity Challenge. The 8th annual event drew 4,761 participants from across the area who logged a grand total of more than 5.3 million minutes of physical act ..... 
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Eagle Cliff Campground to host first-time blood drive over Memorial Day weekend - Red Cross cooling towels and special T-shirts offered to all presenting donors

Fri, May 9th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Health & Wellness

Eagle Cliff Campground is partnering with the American Red Cross to kick off the Red Cross “100 Days of Summer. 100 Days of Hope.” campaign by reminding eligible donors that their support is needed. On May 24 and 25, Eagle Cliff will host a blood ..... 
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Cities of Fountain and Ostrander announce addition of four AEDs

Fri, May 9th, 2014
Posted in Ostrander Health & Wellness

The City of Fountain and Ostrander, in partnership with Fillmore County AED Collaborative, is pleased to announce the addition of four Automatic External Defibrillators (AED) to our area. This addition will allow our communities to have life-saving c ..... 
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