Foundation for Delaware County Awarded Grant to Fight Breast Cancer


Susan G. Komen Philadelphia recently announced the awarding of $425,000 in grants to 17 organizations, including The Foundation for Delaware County, to advance critical and life-saving breast cancer initiatives specifically targeting medically underserved, uninsured, and/or low-income populations.

While early detection and free mammograms for women in need lie at the heart of the community grants program, funding will also support a comprehensive list of services – including breast health education, awareness, and other outreach, diagnostic, and treatment services and navigation support – aimed at closing the gap in breast cancer disparities.

The Foundation for Delaware County received a screening, diagnostic, and treatment grant from the Komen Philadelphia Community Grants Program to fund its program “Comprehensive Breast Care to the Women of Delaware County” for the coming year.

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This grant is carried out in partnership with Crozer-Keystone Health System, the largest provider of cancer care in the county. More than 1,000 Delaware County women will receive 1:1 education, screening mammograms, clinical breast exams, and diagnostic testing under this grant.

“Despite improvements in health insurance coverage in our county, many women aren’t eligible for coverage through their jobs and some women are unemployed,” said Frances M. Sheehan, President of The Foundation for Delaware County. “These women, who often have other barriers to accessing care as well, are often unable to get care at the earliest stage of disease when treatment is most effective.

“Our goal is to prevent late-stage diagnosis and premature death. We are pleased to partner with Susan G. Komen Philadelphia and Crozer-Keystone Health System in making these breast health services available to women in need in Delaware County.”

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