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Foundation awards five grants to fight breast cancer

Susan G. Komen Western New York has awarded five grants totaling $267,457 to programs providing breast cancer services with an emphasis on breast health education among minority women.

The grant-winners are: Allegany County Health Department, $17,610, for transportation and medical assistance for out-of-pocket expenses; ECMC Lifeline Foundation, $71,598, for culturally competent, evidence-based breast health education and screening services; International Institute of Buffalo, $38,512, to address cultural and linguistic barriers faced by immigrants in Erie County; Roswell Park Alliance Foundation, $99,737, for the second installment of a two-year grant worth $199,474 for breast cancer patient navigation services; and University at Buffalo Research Foundation, $40,000, for patient ambassadors in primary care practices in underserved parts of the city.

Komen Western New York is part of the affiliate network of Susan G. Komen, which advocates for breast cancer education and services.