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Grants announced for breast cancer services

Susan G. Komen Western New York has awarded five grants, totaling $276,813, to seven programs providing breast cancer services in Western New York.

There were four larger community grants: ECMC Lifeline Foundation, $54,275, for a mobile mammography coach; Roswell Park Alliance Foundation, $77,182, for The Witness Project and Esperanza y Vida to increase breast cancer detection services to African American and Hispanic women; International Institute of Buffalo, $33,046, for the Immigrant and Refugee Breast Health Awareness Project; and Roswell Park Alliance, $99,737 in the first installment of a $199,474 two-year grant, for the Compass Project Patient Navigation Services, which aims to help lower-income and rural women obtain timely breast cancer services.

There also were three small grants: For Our Daughters Inc., $2,638, for a community health fair; Kaleida Health, $5,000, for in-treatment rehab and recovery; and Orleans Community Health, $4,935, for a women-only educational event.