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.
2013-2104 Community Health Grant Recipients
The Komen North Carolina Triangle to the Coast Affiliate is pleased to award $750,000 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 uninsured or underinsured women in our service area. Please note that Susan G. Komen for the Cure is not a direct service provider.
Caring Community Foundation “Pay it Forward” provides angel funds to increases post diagnostic support and assistance to survivors and co/survivors, focusing on quality of life issues while a breast cancer patient is undergoing treatment. Donna Anderson, Phone: 919-448-5830
Duke University “Breast Cancer Awareness to Action Ambassador Awareness Program” provides breast cancer trainings and support to health ministry leaders to increase breast cancer awareness, knowledge, and access to screening for African American and Latino women in Durham County. Valarie Worthy, Phone: 919-613-6412
Duke University “Community Partnerships for Early Detection of Triple Negative Breast Cancer” provides breast MRI within a network of connected care that spans from the community to a free clinic to BCCCP to state-of-the-art screening and breast care to uninsured and underinsured women who are at highest risk of developing breast cancer. Stephanie Robertson, Phone: 919-668-2454
El Centro Hispano “Las Damas de Rosa/The Pink Ladies” educates and guides Lay Health Advisors from the Latino Community to promote breast self awareness in neighborhoods, workplaces, and churches throughout Durham and Orange Counties and connect individuals at high-risk for breast cancer with screening. Maritza Chirinos, Phone: 919-687-4635
East Carolina University “Bridging the Gaps in Breast Cancer Treatment in Pitt County” provides seamless care to patients diagnosed with breast cancer by supplementing treatment costs for patients when the sources already in place fall short. Virginia Jackson, Phone: 252-744-3630
East Carolina University “Pitt County Breast Wellness Initiative” provides breast cancer screening and diagnostic services for uninsured and underinsured women who are ineligible for current assistance programs or who need screening or diagnostic services when funds from other assistance programs are exhausted. Virginia Jackson, Phone: 252-744-3630
First Health of the Carolinas “Moore Screenings” provides low-income, uninsured women in Moore, Lee, and Scotland County with screening mammograms and follow-up care as needed to address an existing gap in services. Chris Miller, Phone: 910-715-5467
Harnett County Health Department “Saving Our Sisters Program” educates and guides Lay Health Advisors to conduct outreach on breast health in predominantly African America churches and salons and promote mammography screenings for uninsured and underinsured women within Harnett County.
Belinda Rayner, Phone: 910-814-6196
Orange County Health Department “Project Access- Orange County” increases access to services for low-income, under/uninsured women who need regular breast cancer screening or have clinical breast exam findings that require follow-up. Project activities include culturally appropiate patient education, examination, referral, and follow-up for qualified participants. Amanda Bartolomeo, Phone: 919-245-2388
Piedmont Health Services “Project Access Caswell and Chatham” provides culturally appropriate breast health education, clinical breast exam, mammography referral, and patient navigation for underserved women in Caswell and Chatham Counties. The program also provides outreach services to migrant seasonal population. Jen Cunningham, Phone: 919-913-1097
Rex Healthcare Foundation “Rex Mammography Assistance Program” is to provide no-cost breast screening mammograms and diagnostic imaging to uninsured and underinsured women in Wake and surrounding counties. Rex provides services at two of its Wake County facilities, as well as on its two Mobile Mammography Units. Wendy Avery, Phone: 919-784-4443
Rex Healthcare Foundation “Rex Breast Surgery Assistance Program” is to provide medically recommended surgical services at no cost to qualified uninsured women. Surgical services include surgical consults, surgical biopsies, lumpectomies, and mastectomies. Wendy Avery, Phone: 919-784-4210
UNC – Chapel Hill “Genetic Testing Gap” provides genetic testing and risk assessment for uninsured women throughout the Central and Southeastern Region of North Carolina. Cecile Skrzynia, Phone: 919-966-9437
UNC- Chapel Hill “Get Real and HEEL- Impacting Survivorship through an Aftercare Breast Cancer Program” provides breast cancer survivors who have recently completed all major cancer treatments an opportunity to improve quality of life by providing therapies and training that will allow survivors to engage in healthy behaviors. Outreach workshops are also provided to educate and motivate women to improve their physical and psychosocial well-being. Amanda Moore, Phone: 919-843-6528
Wake County Human Services “Educate Our Women” increases access to care and reduces cultural and language barriers to care by providing lay health navigation to uninsured women residing in the rural areas of Wake County as well as Franklin, Johnston and Harnett Counties and enrolled in Wake County Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program (BCCCP). Sarah Plentl, Phone: 919-250-4731
Warren County Free Clinic “Warren Vance Breast Health Initiative” provides breast health education information, clinical breast exams and mammogram referrals to low-income, uninsured/underinsured women ages 20-64 in Warren and Vance Counties. Melissa Holcomb, Phone: 252-257-1904