The Georgia Department of Community Health has awarded a total of $1.1 million to 16 community organizations through the Georgia Access, Care, Treatment and Services Breast Cancer Grant Program. Officials say they're trying to improve breast cancer services for the state's uninsured population.
An executive with the Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast-cancer charity has resigned after a dispute over funding for Planned Parenthood. The resignation came in a letter obtained by The Associated Press. Karen Handel announced her resignation as vice president for public policy in a letter to Komen officials Tuesday. Handel said in her letter that she had supported cutting off funding for Planned Parenthood.
City officials in a northwest Georgia town have ordered the removal of some brightly-colored silhouettes of women designed to raise awareness about breast cancer because they say the signs are too close to state highways.