2016-2017 Grant Recipients
Since 1995, Komen SC Mountains to Midlands has raised over $6 million with over $4.7 million in local breast health and breast cancer awareness projects and $1.7 million in national research grants.
These Programs Include:
The key purpose and resounding mission of our partnership with the local SC Mountains to Midlands Susan G Komen affiliate is to increase awareness, and educate our community on the importance of early detection. To save lives, screen, diagnose, treat, provide support, and increase the continuum of care to the ladies of the Upstate.
This year will include many new and exciting projects and events. We have recently purchased a Mobile Mammography Coach that will go out into the local upstate communities of Greenville, Anderson,Oconee, and Pickens Counties to provide screening mammography. One of the major barriers has always been lack of access for some ladies and we have now successfully removed that barrier. We will provide screening and diagnostic breast procedures, breast health education, clinical breast exams for ladies that do not have a current medical provider, navigation for 100% of our breast health patients, support groups and Survivorship opportunities to the ladies that have a positive breast cancer diagnosis within our program. We are focusing on both corporate and mission initiatives to help access as many woman as possible.
The expected results are that we will be able to reach so many woman that otherwise would have not been screened or evaluated for both breast health and general health evaluations. Our goal is provide quality, excellent care to ALL regardless of their ethical, economical or religious status., to be a “good help” to those in need.
To request services, call 864-675-4841.
Our goals are early detection and treatment assistance for underinsured and uninsured residents of Lexington, Richland, Aiken, Newberry, Calhoun, Edgefield and Saluda counties. We want to provide genetic testing for the BRCA 1-2 gene mutation to high-risk breast cancer patients, free screening mammograms, and transportation assistance so access to care is not an issue.
With the receipt of the requested grant, we would be able to offer 252 screening mammograms at no charge to the patient. We would also be able to provide genetic testing to 11 high-risk patients for the BRCA 1-2 gene mutation. $2,580 of the grant would be used towards transportation to assist breast cancer patients in accessing their treatment. We would qualify these patients by using income guidelines of 300% of federal poverty guidelines. Once we can screen these patients, we will then be able to link them up with the resources available that will enable them to receive the necessary treatments. These resources include but are not limited to, S.C. Breast Cancer Medicaid, the LMC financial assistance program, one of the insurance programs available as a result of the Affordable Care Act for the uninsured, co-pay assistance programs and any other combination of funding that can be found. We are already pro-active in implementing these programs.
We plan to evaluate by using an impact survey. This survey will be completed by the patient at the time of service.
To request services, call 803-791-2521.
Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System Foundation (SRHSF) is seeking these grant funds in order to continue our hospital’s Mammography Assistance Program that provides free mammography screening, diagnostic, ultrasound, and biopsies to underserved women in Spartanburg, Cherokee and Union Counties. Our objective is to screen low-income, uninsured women for breast cancer in these counties with a focus on reaching the African-American population. In doing so, we will address breast cancer mortality disparities among this targeted population.
Our program goal is to reduce the breast cancer mortality rate of African-American and underserved women in these counties by reducing the financial, social and transportation barriers that keep these populations from being screened. SRHSF will partner with Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System and their partners which include ReGenesis Community Health Center, Cancer Association of Spartanburg and Cherokee Counties, the Cherokee County Late Stage Diagnosis Task Force and local physician practices in order to bring these services to our community. We will also utilize our Mobile Mammography Unit to assist in reducing the social and transportation barriers facing this population.
To request services, call 864-560-6400.