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 for the Cure is not a direct service provider.
2013-2014 Grants Awarded
Brevard County Health Department
“WARM – Women at Risk Mammogram Project
Brevard – Screening
This program provides clinical breast examinations, screening mammograms, diagnostic mammograms (including breast ultrasounds), surgical consultations, breast biopsies and breast health education at no cost. These services are for women ages 40-49 with up to 20% of the awarded grant funds designated for women under this age that have an abnormal clinical breast examination or screening mammogram and who are uninsured, underinsured and underserved in Brevard County.
Contact: Miriam Coleman-Small, RN (321) 726-2930
Florida Hospital Foundation
“Komen Breast Care Program at Florida Hospital”
Orange, Osceola - Screening
This program promotes early detection of breast cancer among uninsured and low-income women, primarily ages 40-49. It provides access to screenings and diagnostic mammograms with a large emphasis on black women, as well as breast MRI’s and biopsies for women who have abnormal results from their screenings. There is also an education component for the women this program will serve.
Contact: Monica Lowry (407) 303-1471
“Comprehensive Approach to Breast Health and Cancer Screening and Continuum of Care After Diagnosis”
Volusia - Screening
This program provides education and screening for uninsured and underinsured women between the ages of 40-49, with up to 20% outside that age range. It ensures access to quality breast imaging, care, education and financial counseling that has an emphasis on strategies to empower women to be aware of mechanisms, resources and actions to better protect their breast health.
Contact: Catherine McQuade (386) 254-4210
Langley Health Services
“Langley Health Services”
Lake, Marion, Sumter – Screening
This program will assist uninsured or underinsured women ages 40-49 with access to free mammograms, both screening and diagnostic and breast health services. A heavy focus will be on African Americans, as well as the Hispanic population for breast health awareness. Through the implementation of this program, there will be access to early detection.
Contact: Paul Quinn (352) 613-4421
Libby’s Legacy Breast Cancer Foundation
“Cancer Screening Initiative: 40 to Life”
Lake, Orange, Osceola, and Volusia – Screening
This program provides the life saving benefits of early detection mammography through cost free screening and diagnostic mammograms, as well as follow up diagnostic procedures such as ultrasounds, biopsies, and pathology. This program also offers case management services to provide patient navigation for patients diagnosed with breast cancer.
Contact: Jennifer Gutierrez (407) 898-1991
Munroe Regional Health Systems, Inc.
“Marion County Breast Cancer Initiative”
Marion – Screening
This program will utilize 100% of the grant funds for screenings for uninsured women in Marion County, who would not otherwise have the financial means to be screened. Further diagnosis and treatment is available for the patient should he or she need it.
Contact: George Kirkland (352) 237-8848
Ribbon Riders, Inc.
“The Ribbon Riders Breast Cancer Assistance Project”
Central Florida – Financial Assistance
This program helps breast cancer patients with immediate needs and the crushing financial costs of fighting breast cancer. It offers direct financial assistance with rent, utilities, gasoline, medical, travel expenses, co-pays, groceries and other immediate needs so that patients can focus on recovery.
Contact: Maria Ford (407) 796-PINK (7465)
Seminole County Health Department
“Breast Education, Screening, and Testing Program”
Seminole, Orange, and Lake – Screening
This program provides comprehensive case-managed breast health services and removes barriers to screening mammography, clinical breast exams and diagnostic procedures to uninsured and underinsured women between the ages of 40-64. Patients will also receive coordinated breast health services facilitated by a patient navigator.
Contact: Holly Soucy 407-665-3244
South Lake Hospital, Inc.
“South Lake Hospital Breast Health Program”
South Lake – Screening
This program provides screening mammograms, diagnostic examinations, follow up studies, surgical services and comprehensive education and support services for underserved women in south Lake County. More specifically, the program will be geared for those below 200% poverty level.
Contact: Robert Thompson (352) 241-4611
*These grants cover the time period April 1, 2013 – March 31, 2014 and are all only valid once contracts have been signed.