Women & Girls Fund donates $25K to Breast Center

EASTON — The Women & Girls Fund of the Mid-Shore, a field-of-interest fund of the Mid-Shore Community Foundation, recently made a donation of $25,000 to the University of Maryland Memorial Hospital Foundation to purchase specialized equipment for the Clark Comprehensive Breast Center in Easton.

“The Women & Girls Fund of the Mid-Shore is thrilled to help fund the purchase of new equipment that provides such comprehensive services on the Shore,” said board president Talli Oxnam.

“This is the largest grant in our 15-year history, which demonstrates the value we place on the services and service providers at the Clark Comprehensive Breast Center at Shore Regional Health,” Oxnam said.

Two key 2016 events hosted by the Women & Girls Fund of the Mid-Shore raised funds for the donation: the September Ladies Golf Clinic and Tournament and the October Humor, Heart, Hope luncheon, featuring New York Times best-selling author and breast cancer survivor Kelly Corrigan.

“The donation was the fulfillment of a pledge made by the Women & Girls Fund toward the capital campaign for the Clark Comprehensive Breast Center,” regional director of communications and marketing Trena Williamson said.

“(The Women & Girls Fund) donation was designated for equipment,” Williamson said. “The center has several pieces of advanced equipment, including digital mammography with Tomosynthesis (3-D).”

According to the organization’s website, “the Women & Girls Fund is an endowed fund that channels the pooled resources of individuals into a powerful and permanent legacy serving the needs of women and girls in Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot Counties, Maryland.”

The Clark Comprehensive Breast Center officially opened on Martin Court in Easton last June. The premise for the center is to make it more convenient for people who are in need of breast health services and diagnostics to get everything they need in one location.

The Clark Comprehensive Breast Center offers diagnostic mammography; breast ultrasound and MRI; stereotactic, ultrasound-guided and MRI-guided biopsies; excisional biopsies for benign and malignant breast disease; fine-needle aspirations; surgical care for all benign and malignant diseases of the breast; a Wellness for Women screening mammography program; a Survivors Offering Support program; and a Women’s Health Boutique for post-mastectomy garments, prosthetics and swim wear.