Local Breast Cancer Awareness Program Awarded $20,000 

A local program that increases awareness about breast cancer is getting some national recognition.

Caring Connections, a Bangor YMCA and Eastern Maine Medical Center program, has been awarded $20,000 by the Avon Breast Health Outreach Program.

It’s the 12th year Caring Connections has received this grant.

The money will be used to educate women and refer them for free mammograms and breast exams.