Hadassah Greater Atlanta, with partner Northside Hospital Cancer Institute, has been awarded a grant of $1,580 from It’s the Journey, which puts on the Georgia 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer.

The grant will support the Check It Out! program, which teaches high school students in the Atlanta area about body awareness, breast cancer and healthy lifestyles.

Hadassah won one of 33 It’s the Journey grants for breast cancer programs in Georgia.

“We emphasize the importance of early detection, knowing your own body and recognizing changes,” said Ellen Banov, the Check It Out! program chair for Hadassah Greater Atlanta. “Our grant from It’s the Journey Inc. allows us to provide take-home brochures and other information to our attendees so that they can share the information with friends and family members.”