LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- A grant was awarded to Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation’s Yes, Mamm! program for $21,450 by the Lexington Cancer Foundation.
They say the grant will be used to provide free DigniCap Scalp Cooling Systems to all women receiving chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer at Saint Joseph East Outpatient Cancer Center and Breast Center, regardless of their ability to pay.
The DigniCap system considerably reduces hair loss for chemotherapy patients.
“We’re thrilled to be able to provide this extra bit of care to our breast cancer patients free of charge,” said Leslie Smart, CFRE, president, Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation. “One of the most heartbreaking aspects of breast cancer is how badly it damages a woman’s self-image. This amenity is truly a blessing and will help patients maintain their confidence during treatment.”