Susan G. Komen Central and South Jersey Announced Awards of $600,000 in Community Grants at the IMPACT Luncheon
Susan G. Komen Central & South Jersey (Komen CSNJ) announced today nine new community grant recipients for 2019 at the Affiliate’s IMPACT Luncheon on Friday, April 5 at The Hamilton Manor. These awards help meet the most critical needs of Komen CSNJ’s 13-county service area, including projects that provide breast cancer screening mammograms, diagnostic tests, and support services that include patient navigation, education, transportation and financial assistance.
“Our Community Grants program plays an instrumental role in providing access to life-saving breast cancer services for residents of our service area,” said Suzanne Corson, Komen CSNJ executive director. “The need is great in our community, with more than 3,000 individuals expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer this year.”
This year’s grant recipients were honored at the Affiliate’s IMPACT Luncheon to connect with stakeholders in the community. The IMPACT Luncheon was an event that aimed to educate and inspire while raising funds for local, life-saving breast cancer services.
This year’s Komen CSNJ grants was awarded to:
The Mobile Screening Mammography program seeks to decrease breast cancer morbidity and mortality among medically underserved women in Atlantic, Camden, Cumberland, Gloucester, Monmouth and Salem Counties. The goal of the program is to increase the number of women screened annually.
AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center
The Community Outreach Screening Mammography program will provide screening and diagnostic imaging, assistance navigating the healthcare system and transportation services to women who are economically disadvantaged, undocumented, uninsured, underinsured or high risk in Atlantic County.
Clark Family Breast Cancer Services, Inc.
The Neighborhood Outreach & Support program will expand its breast cancer education program to increase knowledge, awareness, screening & early detection behaviors among minorities in Burlington, Camden and Gloucester Counties, using a culturally competent and familial approach.
Cooper University Hospital
The Camden County Cancer Screening project will provide breast cancer education and screening to uninsured Latina and Black women in Camden County. This project will also provide transportation and financial support to underserved women with breast cancer.
Jersey Shore University Medical Center (JSUMC)
As its title suggests, Reducing Barriers to Mammograms at the Shore will reduce barriers to breast cancer care by supporting free mammography and diagnostic screenings for Monmouth County women who are Hispanic, low-income, uninsured or underinsured, and are patients of JSUMC’s Family Health Center.
Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties
The Women’s Health Network integrates mental health, medical, navigation and wellness services to increase breast health compliance and promote overall wellness for women in Atlantic County who experience mental health challenges.
Kennedy Health Care Foundation
The Korean, African American and Latinas of New Jersey project provides breast cancer education to women in high-risk populations including Korean American, African American and Hispanic women, and women with socioeconomic risk factors. The project will serve this population of women in Camden and Gloucester Counties.
Puerto Rican Action Committee of Southern New Jersey
The Latina Breast Cancer Awareness program serves documented and undocumented Hispanic women in Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem Counties who are economically disadvantaged and medically underserved in an effort to improve their awareness of breast cancer, access to screening services and health outcomes.
The Asian Women’s Breast Health project serves the needs of limited English proficient, low-income, uninsured and underinsured immigrant and refugee women ages 40+ in Atlantic, Camden, Burlington, and Gloucester Counties.
Since 2015, Komen Central and South Jersey has funded nearly $16 million to community projects serving local women and men, while contributing more than $5.5 million to Komen’s national research grants program. The life-saving programs spearheaded by the Affiliate’s grantees also support Susan G. Komen’s bold goal to reduce current breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the U.S. by 2026.
“We are thrilled to partner with local organizations that will help us reach and assist those who are most in need,” said Dr. Karen Correa, mission chair of the Komen CSNJ Board of Directors. “We are thankful for the friends, family and neighbors who fight alongside us, supporting our efforts to invest in programs and research initiatives that will have the greatest impact on breast cancer.”
About Susan G. Komen Central and South Jersey
Susan G. Komen Central and South Jersey (Komen CSNJ) is working to better the lives of those facing breast cancer in the local community. Through events like the Komen CSNJ MORE THAN PINK Walk, Komen CSNJ has invested nearly $16 million in community breast health programs in its 13-county service area and has helped contribute to the more than $920 million invested globally in research. For more information, call 609–896–1201 or visit komencsnj.org.