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Mercy Cedar Rapids - Especially For You Race Against Breast Cancer

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701 10th St SE,
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403

(319) 398-6582

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The mission of the Especially for You Race Against Breast Cancer is to raise funds for individuals unable to afford breast-cancer screenings and other support services and educating individuals on the importance of early detection. The Especially for You Race Against Breast Cancer was founded by Mercy Medical Center and General Mills, and is dedicated to the memory of Sandy Knight, a brave and caring woman who lost her fight against breast cancer in July 1991.  Sandy was a General Mills employee and a charter member of the Especially for You Support Group. It was her wish that a fund be established to cover the cost of mammograms for disadvantaged women. Sandy also was instrumental in generating a very successful screening program at the General Mills plant in Cedar Rapids.