South Central Kansas Medical Center is attempting to upgrade its mammography equipment with a state-of-the art 3-D scanning unit.

“We are hoping to accomplish this by applying for a grant, which would allow us to offer tax credits for 70 percent of any donations received for this project,” said Clayton Pappan, marketing director. Part of the grant application requires letters of support from community members.

SCKMC is asking cancer survivors and family members of cancer survivors to send letters of support for the project, if they would like to help.

“We aren’t asking for their money or time, simply a one- or two-paragraph letter that we can send in with our application telling why they believe we need upgraded equipment,” Pappan said.

The letters need to be arrive at SCKMC by April 21 and the grant application deadline is soon after.

The letters can be addressed “To Whom It May Concern,” and can be sent to SCKMC, 6401 Patterson Pkwy., Arkansas City, KS 67005.

This information was provided by South Central Kansas Medical Center Marketing Director Clayton Pappan.