Community Support Building Programs at Levine Cancer Institute
Almost all of us have someone in our lives who has been hit with the sobering news that they have cancer. The good news is that Atrium Health’s Levine Cancer Institute is making significant advancements in detecting and treating all kinds of cancer. Because of philanthropy, Atrium Health is expanding its resources to fight cancer and bring national-level expertise to communities throughout the Southeast.
For example, The Leon Levine Foundation graciously contributed $1 million to support a new Sandra Levine Young Women’s Breast Cancer Program at the Institute. This comprehensive program focuses on optimizing care, offering specialized patient support services, and improving awareness of treatment options for female cancer patients 40 years of age and under.
Philanthropy is also funding a unique program – Project Pink – that increases access to life-saving mammography screenings and follow-up care for the uninsured in our community. Through mobile mammography, Levine Cancer Institute is able to target underserved communities and provide a convenient, compassionate environment for care. Project PINK also covers the costs for follow-up services, such as diagnostic exams and biopsy. Over one thousand people were screened last year, 60 of whom were found to have breast cancer.