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YWCA Greater Lafayette program receives financial boost

The Women's Cancer Program at the YWCA Greater Lafayette is benefitting from a party.

Unity Healthcare and Franciscan Saint Elizabeth Health raised funds through last November’s Ultimate Pink Party. The YWCA received a $49,000 check Wednesday from the event.

Unity spokeswoman Michelle Kreinbrook says the fundraiser exceeded expectations, raising $15,000 more than expected. She says planning for this year's event is already underway. It's scheduled for mid-October at Ross-Ade Pavilion.

The funds go toward serving under-insured and uninsured women in Tippecanoe and 22 other counties. The program provides free screenings for breast and cervical cancers, including mammograms, Pap tests, and pelvic exams.

You can find more information about the Women's Cancer Program HERE.