Susan G. Komen Upstate New York recently announced more than $200,000 in new community grants for Western New York efforts to help reduce current breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the U.S. by 2026.
Komen annually funds local projects to help meet critical community needs, including projects that provide breast cancer screening, diagnostic and treatment services and support, including patient navigation, education, medical supplies and financial assistance. This year’s grants were awarded to:
– Allegany County Department of Health for “Komen Kares Breast Cancer Support Services”: $16,637
– Erie County Medical Center Foundation for “Breast Cancer Patient Navigation through Mobile Mammography Services”: $67,683
– Erie County Health Department for “Erie County Cancer Services Program”: $45,000
– International Institute of Buffalo for “The Immigrants and Refugees Breast Health Awareness Project”: $34,017
– Research Foundation of State University of New York, on behalf of University at Buffalo, for “Patient Ambassadors to Activate Breast Health Continuum Care in Underserved Primary Care Practices”: $43,000.