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Current Grant Recipients

The Central Virginia Affiliate of Susan G. Komen®, one of over 100 Affiliates nationwide dedicated to ending breast cancer, recently awarded community grants totaling $262,187 to support breast health education and breast cancer screening and treatment programs in the Central Virginia Affiliate service area. The Komen Central Virginia Affiliate’s local fundraising efforts, such as the Komen Central Virginia Race for the Cure®, have enabled it to fund eight projects with the following organizations who will improve the lives of women in our area.

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. For information on breast cancer needs in Central Virginia, please read the 2015 Community Profile Report.

Please note that Susan G. Komen® is not a direct service provider.


List of Current Community Grant Recipients

Augusta Regional Free Clinic
Fishersville, VA

The “Recognition-Accountability-Coordination-Education (RACE)” program ensures that 350 women in Staunton, Waynesboro, and Augusta County will receive clinical breast exams, mammograms, and follow-up care this year. An Outreach Coordinator will provide education on breast health to at least 1,500 at-risk women through the program.

For more information contact:

Janice Morgan
540-332-5611
arc@lumos.net
www.augustafreeclinic.org

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Bon Secours Richmond Health Care Foundation
Richmond, VA

With Komen funding, Bon Secours Richmond Health System will provide breast screening and/or diagnostic testing services to 225 low-income, uninsured or underinsured women ages 40-64. Clinical breast exams, mammograms, and diagnostic studies for abnormal screening results will be provided free of charge. Women with abnormal findings will receive case management services from a Bon Secours Registered Nurse and assistance with Medicaid enrollment for treatment if there is a diagnosis.

For more information contact:

Berkeleigh Combs
804-594-4931
elizabeth_combs@bshsi.org
www.bsvaf.org

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Chickahominy Health District
Ashland, VA

Komen funding will supplement the breast care services provided under the Every Woman’s Life Program at the Chickahominy Health District. Breast cancer screening and education will be offered to asymptomatic, low-income, uninsured women aged 30-39 - especially African-Americans and Latinas - who are currently not eligible under The Every Woman's Life Program.

For more information contact:

Mickey Callender
804-365-4354
Michele.callender@vdh.virginia.gov

CrossOver Ministry
Richmond, VA

CrossOver’s Breast Health Initiative provides breast health education to low-income, uninsured, and/or minority women through their Lay Health Promoter (LHP) program and gives patients access to breast cancer screenings and education through the clinics’ women’s health services. The LHP program includes education about healthy lifestyle choices, breast cancer risk factors, early detection, and the importance of mammograms. CrossOver patients receive clinical breast health services and referrals for free and low-cost mammograms.

For more information contact:

Julie Bilodeau
804-422-2600, extension 114
jbilodeau@crossoverministry.org
www.crossoverministry.org

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Fan Free Clinic
Richmond, VA

The Patient-Centered Medical Home Breast Health Services Program offers low-income, uninsured women free breast health screenings, mammogram referrals and access to follow up care, proactive breast health monitoring, and evidence-based, culturally appropriate information regarding breast health and affordable resources. The program anticipates informing 2,500 predominantly African American or Hispanic/Latina women about the importance of breast care and the availability of local breast health resources.

For more information contact:

Wendy Klein
804-358-6343
wklein@fanfreeclinic.org
www.fanfreeclinic.org

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Heart of Virginia Free Clinic
Farmville, VA

“Breast Health Program” provides screening, education, and navigation for referral, treatment, and follow up breast care for the uninsured, low income women ages 40-64 in the Piedmont Health District. Patients receive clinical breast exams at the clinic and referrals for a mammogram, further diagnostics, and treatment, as needed. The program includes educational presentations in partnership with other local organizations.

For more information contact:

Pat Payne
434-315-5701
heartofvirginiafreeclinic@yahoo.com
http://hovfc.com/

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Riverside Health System
Newport News, VA

Riverside Health System provides screening mammograms and diagnostic services as needed to 100 African American women who are financially ineligible for the Every Woman’s Life program and living in the counties of Essex, King and Queen, King Williams, Richmond, and Westmoreland. Through community partnerships, Riverside Health System also provides education about the importance of breast health and breast cancer screening.

For more information contact:

Fran Holcomb
757-594-3075
fran.holcomb@rivhs.com
www.riversideonline.com

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VCU Community Memorial Hospital
South Hill, VA

The “Pink Power Program” provides clinical breast exams, screening and diagnostic mammograms, ultrasounds, breast health education, and transportation as needed to 125 uninsured women ages 40-64 in the communities of Brunswick, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, and South Hill. Working collaboratively with other organizations, VCU Community Memorial Hospital will work to reduce disparities by reaching uninsured African American and Latina women in the community.

For more information contact:

Christina Elam
434-774-2541
christina.elam@vcuhealth.org
http://www.vcu-cmh.org

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