St. Joseph's/Candler added about $20,000 to its Telfair Mammography Fund during a ceremony Thursday. The money was donated by 18 different community groups that all held fundraisers in October.
"It is unbelievable how many people are without insurance and how the use of the mammography fund has grown since the year of 2009, which is obviously when the recession really hit. But it has not gone down, the usage has gone up. It was a record usage last year," said Lora Sapp, St. Joseph's/Candler's Telfair Pavilion manager.
St. Joseph's/Candler's Telfair Pavilion also lit their Christmas tree filled with pink ornament. Folks paid $5 each for an ornament. That money also goes to the Telfair Mammography Fund.