Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust Grants Awarded to Daviess Community Hospital Foundation

January 9, 2018 (WASHINGTON, IN) – Daviess Community Hospital Foundation has been awarded nearly $12,000 in grant funds to provide breast cancer screening and diagnostic services, along with post-diagnosis support services to area women for 2018. The program for lower-income, medically underserved women, age 40+ that reside in Daviess, Martin and Pike Counties in Indiana will be administered by the Radiology Services Department at Daviess Community Hospital. The funds are awarded through the Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust Grant Program.

Funds have been designated for the delivery of breast cancer screening and diagnostic services. The goal is to increase the number of low-income, medically underserved women receiving mammograms at DCH, then to increase the follow-through rate of those patients who are called back for diagnostic mammograms.

Additional funds have been set aside to provide post diagnosis support services to ensure all women with a positive mammography finding receive further diagnosis and appropriate, timely treatment at DCH or a partnering provider, along with help in addressing commonly experienced barriers between detection and treatment. Assistance to the patients will vary depending upon the needs of the individual patient.

Lower-income women age 40+ who reside in Daviess, Martin, and Pike counties are encouraged to contact the Radiology Services Department at Daviess Community Hospital for more information about the application process and guidelines.

The Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust, Inc. receives funds through the sale of breast cancer awareness specialty license plates. These monies are then used to provide grants throughout Indiana to help address unmet breast health cancer needs.

Since the breast cancer awareness license plate was first made available in 2002, over $4.4 million has been distributed by the Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust (IBCAT) through competitively awarded grants to organizations throughout Indiana for innovative projects for breast cancer screening, diagnostic and support services not otherwise available to medically underserved populations in Indiana. In addition, over $50,000 has been awarded in scholarships to incoming and current college students who have lost a parent or who have a parent currently battling the disease.

The mission of the Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust, Inc. is to increase awareness and improve access to breast cancer screening, diagnosis and support services throughout Indiana. Indiana residents may purchase an Indiana breast cancer awareness special group recognition license plate by visiting any BMV license branch or online at For an annual $40 fee, $25 of which is a direct tax-deductible donation (to the extent of the law). The plate may be purchased for displace on passenger motor vehicles, motorcylces, trucks with a declared gross weight of not more than 11,000 pounds and recreational vehicles.

The Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness license plate was the brain-child of the late Nancy Jaynes, a Plymouth (IN) High School family and consumer sciences teacher. Nancy lost her battle with breast cancer in March of 2008. Her vision that the license plate be a traveling billboard and reminder about the importance of early detection of breast cancer is alive and making a difference to thousands of Hoosiers.

For more information on the Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust and the programs it funds, please visit or call 866.724.2228.