The Lexington Affiliate of Susan G. Komen® grants over $300,000 to 14 Kentucky based organizations funding lifesaving, screening, patient navigation, treatment support and treatment programs. Since the Affiliate’s inception in 1996, Komen Lexington has helped fund over $1.5 million for local programs, funding potentially lifesaving services for the underserved and the uninsured men and women.
“Komen Lexington is extremely proud to provide these local organizations with funding for their programs,” said Jennifer Bricking, Executive Director for Komen Lexington. “Each one of these programs helps close the disparity gaps and provides access to quality care for men and women with the greatest need in our 58 counties across Kentucky.”
A big portion of the Lexington Affiliates funding will be geared toward outpatient services along with patient navigation. Patient navigation is defined as a service that provides breast health education and guidance to patients, families and caregivers to make informed decisions while collaborating with a multi-disciplinary team to ensure timely breast cancer screening, diagnosis, treatment, and supportive care. It ensures that no person is lost in the healthcare system and it is one way Komen Lexington is addressing the alarming mortality disparities facing Kentucky’s men and women.
The organizations receiving one-year grants from Komen Lexington are as follows: Kentucky Pink Connection, Lexington Fayette County Health Department, King’s Daughters Medical Center, Saint Elizabeth Medical Center, North Central Area Health Education Center, American Cancer Society Hope Lodge, Saint Joseph Breast Center, Saint Claire Regional Appalachian Breast Care Program, Madison County Health Department, Kentucky Woman’s Cancer Screening Program, Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital, Saint Joseph Martin Hospital, Pattie A. Clay Regional Medical Center and Marcum &Wallace Memorial Hospital.
About the Susan G. Komen for the Cure ®
Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, the global leader of the breast cancer movement, has invested more than $1.9 billion since inception in 1982. As the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists, we’re working together to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Thanks to events like the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® and the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure®, and generous contributions from our partners, sponsors and fellow supporters, we have become the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world. For more information please call 859.368.7133 or visit www.komenlexington.org.