2014-2016 Grant Recipients

Since 2002, Komen Southwest Florida has raised over $9.3 million with over $7.1 million in local breast health and breast cancer awareness projects and $2.2 million in national research grants.  These Programs Include

Cancer Alliance of Naples – $33,395

Brief Summary of the Grant: CAN’s mission is to make the lives of induviduals who are touched by cancer easier by paying non-medical bills to free up finances for medical treatment.

Family Heath Centers – $62,797

Brief Summary of the Grant: Jessie Trice Breasr Cancer Prevention Project provides education, risk assessment, screening mammograms and diagnostic services aimed at early detection of breast cancer in uninsured/underinsured, low-income women from African-American and Hispanic communities.

Friendship Centers – $9,175

Brief Summary of the Grant: The “Cancer Doesn’t Wait” program provides uninsured/underinsured women ages 50-64 with clinical breast exams, screening and diagnostic mammograms, and follow-ups as well as resources and education.

Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida – $53,372

Brief Summary of the Grant: This grant funds breast health education, mammograms and diagnostic procedures for underinsured/uninsured women for whom no other funding is available.

Lee Memorial Regional Cancer Center – $181,680

Brief Summary of the Grant: The Breast CARE Program will provide uninsured/underinsured individuals diagnosed with breast cancer accress to diagnostics and treatment (chemotherapy, radiation and surgery), genetic testing, and breast health education and nevigation.

Lymphedema Resources – $50,730

Brief Summary of the Grant: This grant provides lymphedema therapy and compression garments as well as lymphedema education and awareness.

NCH Healthcare System – $214,835

Brief Summary of the Grant: The NCH Breast Health Program provides uninsured/underinsured individuals with clinical breast exams, mammograms, diagnostics (radiology services), treatment, and breast health edication/navigation.

Neighborhood Health Clinic – $35,581

Brief Summary of the Grant: The clinic provides healthcare for working, low-income, uninsured adults needing clinical breast exams, screening, mammograms, diagnostic testing, staging procedures, and follow-up care.

Partners for Breast Cancer Care – $215,807

Brief Summary of the Grant: The organization provides funding for improved early detection through no-cost mammograms, diagnostic testing, case management and education.

Virginia B. Andes Volunteer Community Clinic – $147,840

Brief Summary of the Grant: The Breast Heath Partnership program provides diagnostic mammograms as well as other diagnostic services to financially eligible Charlotte County residents. Community outreach and breast cancer support groups are provided by the breast health navigator.