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You guys have helped me so much during this trying time.  Cancer can be so ugly, but you guys are beautiful. - M.W.

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I want to thank everyone for their hard work, compassion and loving kindness that you have shown and continue to show toward me. Cancer robs us of almost everything, but helpful and caring organizations like yours give me the strength to fight my disease with all my might! - P.J.

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I can't even begin to explain, but I am so thankful for your help, it really made a difference and always came just as I needed it.  Thank you all sincerely from the bottom of my heart and I truly appreciate it! - D.C.

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From the bottom of my heart, I thank you for providing me with a compression sleeve and glove plus 2 bras.  This is an amazing resource with very caring and understanding staff. - D.P.

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Thank you so much for providing me with a compression glove and compression sleeve for my lymphedema.  Treatment costs associated with my breast cancer have become a burden and you eased that burden by helping with this treatment at no cost.  Thanks again! - R.M.

Our History

Founder and Executive Director, Vicki Blevins-Booth was inspired by Dr. Harold P. Freeman and his vision for patient navigation in oncology.  As the owner of VDK Turning Point, Vicki had seen and heard about the barriers faced with a cancer diagnosis and the need for education for early detection in screening.

Kentucky CancerLink, formerly known as Kentucky Pink Connection, was founded in April 2008.  Certified patient navigators use the common-sense patient navigation approach launched by Dr. Harold P. Freeman, a cancer surgeon. In 1990 Dr. Freeman established the Harold P. Freeman Patient Navigation Institute in Harlem, New York City area, an institute that has had the remarkable effect of increasing retention, diagnostic and treatment resolution rates. Patient navigation is an invaluable service to individuals and their communities and makes sure each person is cared for in a humane, dignified manner.  Initially sponsored by the Kentucky Breast Cancer Coalition, Ms. Blevins-Booth received her first grant from Susan G. Komen, Lexington Affiliate in April of 2008 and quickly obtained her own 501c3 status.

In 2014, after hearing the voices and seeing the need for assistance in other cancers, the board voted to expand the mission.  In April of 2014, Kentucky CancerLink was officially launched with the expanded mission to remove barriers to Kentuckians so they can receive all evidence-based cancer screenings and to support those diagnosed with cancer.

 

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