EVERY WOMAN CAN Foundation announces 2013 grant recipients
Three organizations receive grants for education, screening mammograms.
(Spokane, WA) August 19, 2013: The EVERY WOMAN CAN Foundation of Inland Imaging announced today the three organizations to receive grants in 2013. The funding priorities included increased access to annual screening mammography for uninsured women 40 years and older and programs that build public awareness regarding breast cancer screening, breast health and education.
Three organizations benefited from a $10,500 grant allowance. Each organization’s grant focused on at least one of the specified grant priorities and will aid area women in at-risk populations.
Helping Every Woman Get an Annual Screening Mammogram
Money should never be a barrier to getting an annual screening mammogram. But for many Spokane-area women, it is a significant challenge and a primary reason they are not getting their annual screening mammogram.
The EVERY WOMAN CAN Foundation was created to ensure that every Spokane-area woman, regardless of her financial status, has the resources she needs to get her annual screening mammogram.
Through our EVERY WOMAN CAN store, private donations, and other activities, we help raise money to pay for screenings for those who are uninsured, underinsured or simply cannot afford a mammogram.
With your support, we raise funds to benefit:
- Non-profit organizations that help underinsured women in our area get screening mammograms.
- Women who need help paying for childcare during their screening or for transportation to a mammogram center.
- Education programs that encourage women to get a screening mammogram regardless of their financial situation.
To learn more about the Foundation, view the EVERY WOMAN CAN Community Report.
To donate online, choose "Every Woman Can Foundation" from the drop-down menu, enter in your name and email, and a pop-up window for 'secure checkout' will prompt you to enter in a donation amount and payment options.
Foundation Board Members
Susan Ashe owns Ashe Public Affairs, a strategic public affairs and communications firm, and is a public affairs executive who brings 30 years of experience and success in both the private and public sectors to assist clients. She is the current Acting Executive Director for the Health Sciences and Services Authority (HSSA) of Spokane County.
Ashe has extensive experience in local, state and federal public policy management, government relations, issues management, public relations, strategic and crisis communications, and media and community relations.
Prior to starting her own public affairs business in 2009, Ashe served as the Director of Legislative and Public Affairs for the City of Spokane where she served four mayors over five-and-a-half years.
Jan Holloway, RN, MA
As a 20 year breast cancer survivor, Jan is committed to the fight against breast cancer. Since her retirement from teaching nursing in 1999, she has dedicated the majority of her volunteer time to this cause -primarily to the Eastern Washington Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Jan was one of the Founders and a past president of this organization.
In addition to her community volunteer work, Jan also enjoys time with family and friends, traveling, and playing violin in the Senior's New Horizons Orchestra.
Tamara McGregor is a versatile storyteller, with professional experience in broadcast news, print, public relations, marketing and social media. As a news director, producer and reporter for television news stations in Spokane and Seattle, Tamara covered pivotal national news stories like the Oklahoma City bombing, The OJ Simpson trial, the 1999 World Trade Organization protests, as well as a bevy of local issues. During her career in broadcast, Tamara received two national Edward R. Murrow awards, broadcasts’ highest honor. While she continues to freelance for national news outlets like Good Morning America and The Discovery Channel, Tamara has shifted her career to print journalism, editing The Annual Manual, a regional glossy magazine produced by the Inlander. She consults for a myriad of private companies and non-profit organizations such as Getty Images, Next IT, Colliers International, Ronald McDonald House Charities, and Coaches vs. Cancer. She also serves as an adjunct professor in the school of broadcast at Gonzaga University. Tamara lives in Spokane and calls herself a proud soccer mom and an unabashed tennis addict.
Hobbies: I enjoy spending time with my family and pets, riding horses, participating in fundraising events for various non profits, traveling and cheering the Cougs on in Football and Basketball.
How has breast cancer affected your life: I work with many volunteers who have been affected by Breast Cancer ( and other cancers) as well as have some family members who have been affected. Their stories and courageous battles make me more passionate about educating people about cancer as well as raising money to someday find a cure for all types of cancer. I lost my father to a rare form of cancer when I was 16 years old and I hope we can find a cure so no more children have to grow up loosing a parent or loved one to the disease.