2014-2015 Grant Recipients

The Central Virginia Affiliate of Susan G. Komen®, one of over 118 Affiliates nationwide dedicated to ending breast cancer, recently awarded community grants totaling $345,013 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 7 projects with the following organizations who will improve the lives of women in our area.

These projects have been selected by our independent Grant Review Panel as those that will have the greatest impact in serving uninsured or underinsured women in our service area. Please note that Susan G. Komen® is not a direct service provider.

Augusta Regional Free Clinic
Fishersville, VA

The “Recognition-Accountability-Coordination-Education (RACE)” program emphasizes the need for preventive care, assists patients with scheduling medical appointments and mammograms, and provides breast health education to 1,500 low income, uninsured women aged 40-64 residing in Staunton, Waynesboro and Augusta County. Thanks to Komen funding, 350 women Augusta County will receive clinical breast exams and will be referred for mammograms this year.

For more information contact:

Margaret Hersh
540-332-5611
afreeclinic@ntelos.net
www.augustafreeclinic.org

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Bon Secours Richmond Health Care Foundation
Richmond, VA

With Komen funding, Bon Secours Richmond Health System will provide breast screening and/or diagnostic testing services to 225 low-income, uninsured or underinsured women ages 40-64.  Clinical breast exams, mammograms, and diagnostic studies for abnormal screening results will be provided free of charge.  Women with abnormal findings will receive case management services from a Bon Secours Registered Nurse and assistance with Medicaid enrollment for treatment if there is a diagnosis.

For more information contact:

Nancy Davis
804-594-4931
Nancy_Davis@bshsi.org
www.bsvaf.org

Community Memorial Healthcenter
South Hill, VA

The “Pink Power Program” provides clinical breast exams, screening and diagnostic mammograms, ultrasounds, and breast health education, and transportation as needed to 125 uninsured women in the communities of Brunswick, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, and South Hill. Working collaboratively with other organizations, Community Memorial Healthcenter will work to reduce disparities in the community by reaching uninsured African American and Latina women.

For more information contact:

Cynthia Felton
434-774-2541
cindy.felton@cmh-sh.org
www.cmh-sh.org

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CrossOver Ministry
Richmond, VA

The “Breast Health Initiative” improves access to breast health services for more than 2,000 low income, uninsured women in the Richmond area by providing breast cancer screenings, referrals for mammograms and diagnostic testing, culturally competent treatment for breast conditions, and breast cancer education. Thousands of women in the community will also receive breast health education through CrossOver’s Lay Health Promoter program.

For more information contact:

Julie Bilodeau
804-422-2600
jbilodeau@crossoverministry.org
www.crossoverministry.org

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Ellen Shaw de Paredes Breast Cancer Foundation
Richmond, VA

The “Free Mammography Outreach Program” is a unique, established healthcare initiative that provides breast health education, free mammograms, and follow-up care to uninsured or underinsured, low income women in the Greater Richmond area. In partnership with referring clinics, mammography facilities, and Access Now, the Foundation will provide imaging procedures, accompanying treatments, and navigation to 350 underserved women.

For more information contact:

Norah Lind
804-545-7655
norah.lind@paredesfoundation.org
www.paredesfoundation.org

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Family YMCA of Emporia-Greensville
Emporia, VA

With funding from Walgreen’s, Komen Central Virginia is proud to support the “Passion for Pink” program. This education program raises awareness of the importance of early detection and available breast health resources, with a particular emphasis on African American women in the City of Emporia and Counties of Brunswick, Greensville, and Sussex. Trained breast health facilitators educate women on a one-on-one basis at low-income apartment complex offices, beauty salons, and community events.  In addition, educational group sessions are conducted at predominantly African American churches.  The program goal is to reach 500 women.

“Passion for Pink” also promotes access to breast health services for low income, uninsured women in the community.  If needed, uninsured women are given a voucher for a free clinical breast exam, free mammogram, and free transportation to their screening appointments.

For more information contact:

Kristin Vaughan
434-348-9622
kvaughan@ymcaofeg.org
www.emporiagreensvilleymca.org

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Fan Free Clinic
Richmond, VA

The “Patient-Centered Medical Home Breast Health Services Program” strives to improve the quality of care for Fan Free Clinic’s uninsured female patients by monitoring breast health, providing culturally sensitive educational materials, and ensuring timely breast cancer screenings and treatment. With Komen funding, the Fan Free Clinic hopes to reach 2,000 women in the Richmond area with its breast health initiative.

For more information contact:

Shelly Holder
804-358-6343 x136
sholder@fanfreeclinic.org
www.fanfreeclinic.org

Nueva Vida
Richmond, VA

“Comprehensive Breast Care Support” enhances the quality of life and health outcomes of uninsured and underserved Latinas in the Richmond area. In partnership with local health and community institutions, Nueva Vida will provide community breast cancer education, navigation through the breast cancer continuum of care for 50 women, and monthly support to Latinas who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.

For more information contact:

Vivian Robles
804-267-6066
nvrichmond@nueva-vida.org
www.nueva-vida.org

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