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Rural Breast Cancer Outreach 

  The Avon Foundation Breast Cancer Fund (AFBCF) has awarded LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans a $50,000 grant to provide services to underserved women in rural areas between New Orleans and Baton Rouge.

  Services will be provided through the River Region Cancer Screening and Early Detection Center in Sorrento, which offers free cancer screening, mammograms, education and outreach activities at health fairs and through churches, schools, workplaces and civic groups in an effort to reach women who don't have adequate access to care. The AFBCF funding also supports a program to train community lay educators who will serve as health advocates, dispensing information about nutrition, clinical trials, prevention, screening, self-exams and more.

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