Hickory, NC- The Hickory Crawdads have announced that 100% of the proceeds from last month's auction for game-used pink bats have been donated to the Patient Fund at Frye Regional Medical Center.
"The Hickory Crawdads are such an asset to our community, and Frye appreciates their willingness to raise money to help women who need a mammogram but can't afford one," said Dana Killian, Vice President of Business Development for Frye Regional. "Many women in our community will benefit from this donation, and in the battle against breast cancer, early detection is key."
The Patient Fund covers the cost of mammography services for women who may be indigent or underinsured and would not otherwise be able to afford the imaging services. The fund pays for screening mammograms, diagnostic mammograms (when a screening mammogram may detect an abnormality), breast ultrasounds and breast biopsies. From Sept. 2015 to April 2017, the patient fund has helped 86 women and covered the cost of 101 exams.
Frye Regional Medical Center is the official hospital of the Hickory Crawdads. For more information, call the 'Dads at 828-322-3000.
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