2007-2008 Grant Recipients

The Central Virginia Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, one of over 120 Affiliates nationwide dedicated to putting an end to breast cancer, awarded community grants totaling $466,313 to support breast health education and breast cancer screening and treatment programs in the Central Virginia Affiliate service area. The Komen Central Virginia Affiliate’s local fundraising efforts, such as the Komen Central Virginia Race for the Cure®, have enabled it to fund 11 projects with the following organizations who will improve the lives of women in our area:

Augusta Regional Free Clinic

“Recognition-Accountability-Coordination-Education (RACE)”  Through Komen funding of a Community Breast Cancer Outreach Coordinator, the RACE program emphasizes the need for preventive care, assists patients with scheduling medical appointments and mammograms, and provides breast health education to low income women aged 40-64 residing in Staunton, Waynesboro and Augusta County.

Centra Health Breast Imaging

“The Witness Project and Beyond” provides screening mammograms, diagnostic procedures, wigs and prosthesis to uninsured African American and Native American women in Lynchburg and the surrounding counties.

Central Virginia Health Services

“Increasing Access, Reducing Barriers:  Mammography for Uninsured Women” provides screening and diagnostic mammograms, educational materials, and limited transportation for uninsured, low income women in central Virginia.

Community Memorial Health Center

“Pink Power Continuation Program III” In  partnership with the Community Church Health Partnership, the Pink Power Program provides education and access to screening mammograms, and transportation, as needed to African American and Hispanic women in the South Hill community.

Crater Health District

“Crater Cares; Empowering women to take charge of their breast health” provides clinical breast exams, screening mammograms, and breast health education to medically underserved and African American women in the Crater Health District.

Eastern Shore Health District

“Every Woman’s Life Matters” provides patient transportation, case management, and outreach for low income minority women in the Every Woman’s Life program on the Eastern Shore.

LINC (Legal Information Network for Cancer)

“Demonstration Project: expansion to low to moderate income communities outside of Richmond” provides legal, financial and social service resources to breast cancer patients and their families in low-to-moderate income communities surrounding Richmond to address the non-medical issues resulting from diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.

Pittsylvania-Danville Health District

“Equal Access for Women in the Pittsylvania-Danville District” provides screening and diagnostic services and transportation, as needed, to low income, uninsured or underinsured women ages 40-64 in the health district. Funding also supports a community breast health coalition meeting.

Rappahannock Area Health District

“Pink STAMP Project” provides breast screening services and breast cancer education for uninsured, low income, and nonwhite women of the Fredericksburg and surrounding counties.

VCU Massey Cancer Center

“Sneakers and Genes” will help daughters of mothers with breast cancer in Richmond, Fredericksburg, and Petersburg areas understand the familial risk of breast cancer and will provide strategies for maximizing long term health.

Winchester Medical Center

“Bridging the Gap in Cancer Screening and Support Services” provides screening, treatment, and support services for women aged 40-49 who do not qualify for BCCEDP because of age. Program also provides culturally competent education to Hispanics, African Americans, college students, and senior citizens.

Congratulations to the Central Virginia Affiliate 2008 Grantees who were recognized at the Affiliate’s 3rd Annual Grantee Award Ceremony sponsored by RAE Foundation and held at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden!