Susan G. Komen Chattanooga Affiliate Awards Grants To Five Area Programs

Monday, August 4, 2014

The Chattanooga Affiliate of Susan G. Komen has awarded a grant to:                                               

  • Access to Breast Health Education and Mammograms - Memorial Healthcare – serving Northwest Georgia and Southeast Tennessee counties.

  • The BeST for Tennessee Women Project – Hamilton County Health Department serving Bledsoe, Bradley and Polk counties.

  • Promotoras de Salud Breast Cancer Program – Northwest Georgia Healthcare Partnership serving Whitfield and Murray counties.

  • Smart Breast Health – North Georgia Healthcare Center serving Catoosa, Walker, Whitfield and Murray counties.

  • Breast Health Outreach - Hamilton Medical Center serving Whitfield, Murray, Gordon and Catoosa Counties. 

Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, and the Chattanooga Affiliate is one of 117 Affiliates on the front lines dedicated to ending breast cancer in their communities. Komen Affiliates fund innovative programs that help women and men overcome the cultural, social, educational and financial barriers to breast cancer screening and treatment.

“At the Komen Chattanooga Affiliate, we conducted a needs assessment of our community and identified the target areas with the highest incidents of late stage breast cancer diagnoses, the highest mortality rates, the counties with the most restricted accesses to breast health services and the highest populations of uninsured and underinsured,” said Anita Stewart, Operations Director.  “We are confident that through the programs offered by this year’s slate of grantees, these needs will be addressed in an impactful and collaborative way.”

 “Each grant application is reviewed by a panel of local health experts to ensure that the programs address the needs identified by the community assessment”, said Karen Edmondson, Executive Director.  “We make every effort to ensure that our funding is used to the fullest potential.  We Save Lives Here”.

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