Komen North Carolina Triangle to the Coast Affiliate funds community-based breast health and breast cancer screening, treatment, education and support projects for the medically underserved as well as post-diagnosis programs for persons affected by breast cancer. It also provides grants for national and local cutting-edge research aimed at finding the cures for breast cancer.
2014-2015 Community Health Grant Recipients
The Komen North Carolina Triangle to the Coast Affiliate is pleased to award $738,000 in grant funding to the following organizations. These projects were selected, by an independent grant review panel, as those that will have the greatest impact in serving underserved, underinsured, or uninsured women in our service area. Please note that Susan G. Komen is not a direct service provider.
Caring Community Foundation “Pay it Forward” provides angel funds to increases post-diagnostic support and assistance to survivors, focusing on quality of life issues while a breast cancer patient is undergoing treatment. Contact Donna Anderson at 919-448-5830
Edgecombe County Health Department “Edgecombe Breast Health Initiative” provides clinical breast exams and baseline/screening mammograms and diagnostic screening to uninsured and underinsured women 20 years of age and older in Edgecombe County and women who are high –risk, symptomatic, and/or have a personal or family history of breast cancer. Contact Meredith Capps at 252-641-6288
East Carolina University Leo Jenkins Cancer Center “Bridging the Gap for Breast Cancer Treatment” provides underinsured and uninsured breast cancer patients from Pitt, Wilson, and Duplin Counties financial assistance for treatment and post diagnostic needs, including but not limited to co-pays, treatment related payments, emotional/mental health services, genetic testing/counseling, rehabilitative therapy, and transportation. Contact Debra Mascarenhas at 252-847-6550
First Health of the Carolinas “Moore Screenings” provides low income and uninsured women in Lee, Moore, and Scotland County with screening mammograms and follow-up care as needed to address an existing gap in services. Transportation assistance is also available for patients traveling to and from appointments and treatment to eliminate/reduce barriers to access to care. Contact Chris Miller at 910-715-5467
Lincoln Community Health Center “Mammograms for Low Income and Underinsured Women and Men” provides culturally appropriate breast health education, screening, and diagnostic mammogram referrals to women ages 40 and older and a seamless continuum of care for women needing treatment. A monthly support group is also available for survivors, co-survivors, and community members. Contact Awanya Caesar at 919-956-4029
Piedmont Health Services “Project Access- Chatham County” provides culturally appropriate breast health education, clinical breast exams, mammography referral, and patient navigation for underserved women in Chatham County. The program also provides outreach services to the migrant seasonal population. Contact Jen Cunningham at 919-913-1097
Rex Healthcare Foundation “Rex Mammography Assistance Program” provides no-cost screening mammograms, diagnostic mammograms, and breast ultrasounds to uninsured and underinsured women in Wake and surrounding counties. Also provides convenient, accessible screening mammograms on two mobile mammography units that travel throughout a 15-county core service area. Contact Wendy Avery at 919-784-4210
Rex Healthcare Foundation “Rex Breast Surgery Assistance Program” provides breast cancer surgery services including surgical consults, surgical biopsies, lumpectomies, and mastectomies to uninsured women living in Wake and surrounding counties. Contact Wendy Avery at 919-784-4210
UNC- Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center “TLC- UNC: Transforming Lymphedema Care for Underserved North Carolinians” provides lymphedema education, direct treatment services, and compression garments to uninsured and underinsured breast cancer survivors at UNC and community partners in 12 counties. Education and collaborative opportunities will also be available to certified Lymphedema therapists. Contact Mindy Gellin at 919-966-9519
Vidant Medical Center “Lymphedema Education and Treatment” provides treatment for uninsured and underinsured women scheduled for lymph node dissection and experiencing lymphedema. Breast health navigators will provide education appropriate to all levels of understanding. Contact Debra Mascarenhas at 252-847-6550
Warren County Free Clinic “Warren Vance Breast Health Initiative” provides breast health education information, clinical breast exams, and mammogram referrals to low-income, underinsured, and uninsured women ages 20-64 in Warren and Vance Counties. Contact Melissa Holcomb at 252-257-1904