"Thank you, to all of you have donated to the Health Initiative's Health Fund in the last 24 hours. With the nearly $1000 you've raised, we will provide up to 20 breast exams/mammograms or 7 annual physicals for uninsured women through our partner, Planned Parenthood. And now the second part of our request - if you know of any lesbian or other member of the LGBTQ community without insurance who is delaying a screening or healthcare, please send them our way. Because of your support, we can help."
Ga.’s LGBT Health Initiative raises $1,000 over Komen funding flap
In a post today to Facebook, the Health Initiative praised Komen’s decision to apologize and also thanked its other local partners who work to help women with their health needs:
A little late, but Komen made the right decision. We’re proud of our partnership with Planned Parenthood and the other low cost clinics who are committed to LGBT sensitive care, including the Feminist Women’s Health Center, the Edgewood Clinic and the Center for Black Women’s Wellness. If you, or someone you know, is avoiding care because of lack of insurance, reach out. Through these partnerships, we can help.
The Health Initiative also plans to send Handel a note of thanks for the donations made in her name.
UPDATE TWO: If there’s any doubt Handel and her socially conservative politics didn’t play a role in the funding fiasco, she happens to say thanks to several supporters who praise her on her Facebook page.