Family Health Centers of Southwest Florida, Inc.
Ena Mendez – (239) 332-0417 x 5333
Provides education and assessment services aimed at early detection of breast cancer in women from low-income, African-American and Hispanic communities. The Healthy Body, Healthy Soul model is used to forge partnerships with community health and faith-based institutions to provide outreach education and assessments. Geographical Area Served: Lee, Charlotte and Hendry Counties.
Lymphedema Resources, Inc. – Claire Hauenstein
Funds education, outreach, and treatment for uninsured/underinsured breast cancer survivors at risk of developing lymphedema and those already coping with this affliction. Financial assistance for physician prescribed lymphedema therapy and compression garments is provided to qualified clients. Geographical Area Served: Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry and Lee Counties.
The Gaila Fund
The Gaila Fund is a non-profit organization that provides patients with breast cancer stylish hats at no cost.
Lee Memorial Health System/Regional Cancer
Tammy Zinn, Breast Health Navigator – (239) 343-9546
Provides under/uninsured, low income individuals diagnosed with breast cancer access to diagnostic and staging procedures, treatment, genetic screening, stipends, psychosocial support, and education. A Breast Health Navigator works with other organizations and physicians to identify those in need of services and to remove care barriers. Geographical Area Served: Lee, Hendry and Collier Counties.
American Cancer Society “tlc” Catalog
The American Cancer Society provides a catalog that features products to help women cope with the effects of breast cancer. “tlc” contains hats, turbans, twists and head wraps, wigs, prosthetics, mastectomy bras, and specially made swimsuits. You may shop from the privacy of your own home. The catalog also provides tips on how to wear hats and scarves.
Click here to access the Google map for a list of resources and locations in Glades and Hendry Counties.