The fight against breast cancer in western Yavapai County recently received a significant boost thanks to a generous donation from the Safeway Foundation and local Safeway employees.
The Safeway Foundation has donated $30,000 to Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) Foundation – its third since 2012 – to help uninsured and underinsured women undergoing advanced diagnostics at The BreastCare Center at YRMC. In addition, Safeway employees and customers from the 7720 E. Highway 69 store in Prescott Valley have raised $500 through the Heart of Safeway Volunteer Award program. The employees selected The BreastCare Center at YRMC for the gift.
“Safeway is dedicated to supporting the communities we serve,” said Nancy Keane, Director of Public Affairs and Government Relations for the Phoenix Division of Safeway, Inc. “In the Quad Cities, we’re pleased to partner with our customers, employees and the YRMC Foundation to help women who need breast care services but are unable to afford it.”
The Safeway Foundation funds target a significant need: uninsured or underinsured women in western Yavapai County who require follow-up care to determine if an abnormality detected during a breast exam is cancerous or benign. The Safeway Foundation donation helps women who don’t qualify for any financial assistance programs and who lack the resources to cover the cost of these services. The funds will cover a range of diagnostic services, including:
- Breast Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
- Breast Ultrasound
- Consultations with Oncologists
- Digital Mammography
“These are our mothers, daughters, sisters, friends and neighbors. They are women in our communities and they’re in need of important healthcare services,” said Robbie Nicol, Executive Director, YRMC Community Outreach and Philanthropy. “We’re so grateful to the Safeway Foundation and the Prescott Valley Safeway employees for stepping forward to offer their support to ensure these women receive the diagnostic services they need.”
For more information about The BreastCare Center at YRMC and services available as a result of the Safeway Foundation contribution, please contact YRMC’s Community Outreach and Philanthropy Department at (928) 771-5686.