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DeKalb Medical Foundation 'Wellness on Wheels' Receives Grant from Its The Journey, Inc.

March 07, 2013
Decatur, GA (March 6, 2013) - DeKalb Medical Wellness on Wheels was awarded a $35,000 grant by It’s The Journey, Inc., producer of the Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer, held October 5-6, 2013. The grant will fund screening mammograms and breast diagnostic services, including biopsy in the underserved areas of DeKalb and surrounding communities. This grant is one of 19 It’s The Journey awarded this year to breast cancer programs across Georgia. 

"Wellness on Wheels is grateful to It's the Journey for providing these grant funds so that more women can be screened for breast cancer each year," said Janet Rizan, Executive Director of Wellness on Wheels. "It's the Journey and Wellness On Wheels have partnered for many years in the fight against breast cancer, and we are very happy to continue this partnership to meet our ultimate goal of diagnosing breast cancer in the earlier stages and decreasing mortality."

The 19 recipients included those who provide screening and treatment to underserved communities, educate patients on early detection practices and offer multi-language treatment options.

“We work all year for this one night – to present grants to the most deserving breast health and breast cancer programs in the state,” said Kimberly Goff, Executive Director of It’s The Journey, Inc. “We want to ensure that these organizations can continue to provide services from basic clinical exams to hereditary screening and follow-up treatment for breast cancer. We are proud that our funds remain focused on local needs that make a difference in Georgia communities.”

For a complete listing of grant recipients, visit www.itsthejourney.org. To register for the 2-Day Walk, visit www.2daywalk.org.

About DeKalb Medical Wellness on Wheels
DeKalb Medical Wellness on Wheels has been providing breast cancer screening services to the low income, uninsured medically underserved clients with sensitivity to language and cultural barriers, of DeKalb and surrounding counties for the past 14 years. Wellness on Wheels provides 100 – 110 mobile digital screening mammograms each month primarily in the Stone Mountain and Doraville areas, although clients come to us from multiple counties in Georgia.  Each client receives a clinical breast exam, self breast exam education and a screening mammogram. When indicated, further diagnostic procedures are provided free of charge, including diagnostic mammogram, breast ultrasound, MRI, surgical consultation and biopsy.

About the Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer
The Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer is a 30-mile, 2-Day Walk to raise money and awareness for Georgia breast cancer programs. In ten years, the 2-Day Walk has generated almost $9 million to fund 188 grants, assisting programs in Georgia that help provide breast cancer screening, awareness, education, diagnosis, treatment, and much more. For information about sponsorship, becoming a walker, or making a donation, visitwww.2daywalk.org, e-mail info@2daywalk.org or call 404-531-4111. 

About It’s The Journey, Inc.
It’s The Journey, Inc., producer of the Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer, is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that serves Georgia’s breast cancer community by raising money and awareness for screening, early detection and support services via its 2-Day Walk and other events throughout the year.  

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