Thanks to the generosity of donors and sponsors, our Affiliate is able to fund many breast-health and breast cancer-related programs in the tri-state area.
The Fiscal Year 2011 Grantees are:
1. Deaconess Family Medicine Residency– “Neighbor to Neighbor” - $64,440.00 - In this project, the Deaconess Family Medicine Residency will collaborate with four Evansville neighborhood associations – Chain, Star, Jacobsville, and Lamasco – to provide education and breast cancer screening for low-income women.
2. Dubois-Pike-Warrick Economic Opportunity Committee, Inc. – “Tri-Cap Breast Cancer Program” - $93,750.00 - Tri-Cap, a private, not-for-profit agency serving low-income families in southwestern Indiana, will provide an organized patient navigator service to assist women who are newly or recently diagnosed with breast cancer. The program includes case management services, educational information, and payment treatment services for clients who are either underinsured or uninsured in the Affiliate area.
3. Good Samaritan Hospital –“Illiana Breast Health and Education-A Community Partnership”- $51,918.00 - This project will focus on providing screening mammograms, diagnostic follow-up, and breast health education to medically underserved women for Knox and surrounding counties. A special focus includes a Grass Roots Outreach and on-site breast health education for women in this rural low-income area.
4. Perry County Memorial Hospital, Tell City, IN – “Our Turn: A Breast Health Program for Women” - $36,891.00 - This program serves under and uninsured women living and/or working in the rural areas of Perry County and Spencer County in Indiana, and Hancock County in Kentucky. Screening mammograms and educational programs will be provided, as well as diagnostic services.
5. St. Mary’s Foundation – “Sharing the Vision: Early Detection of Breast Cancer” - $99,736.47 - The “Sharing the Vision” grant will provide mammogram screenings, diagnosis, education and support services to women in six southwestern Indiana counties. The grant will also provide funding for a patient navigator to coordinate educational programs and outreach activities, diagnostic and support services for newly diagnosed patients.
6. The Foundation for Health– “Mammograms for Life” - $80,062.29 - This program will provide educational information and screening mammograms to medically underserved women who reside in Daviess, Hancock, McLean, Union, Webster, and Henderson Counties in Kentucky.
7. University of Louisville – “Cultivando la Salud” - $28,040.00 - In an effort to reach Kentucky’s fastest growing minority population, this program proposes to improve the breast health of Hispanic women in eight Kentucky counties. The project goal is to provide Spanish-language, culturally appropriate breast cancer education and patient navigation for Hispanic women.
Community Pink Ribbon Grants
The Community Pink Ribbon Grant will provide for screening mammograms and breast health education in the smaller or far-reaching communities of our 28-county service area.
Crittenden Health System - $2,640.75
Family Health Clinic - $3,652.75
Guadalupe Center - $3,652.75
Hamilton Memorial Hospital District - $4,289.20
Lawrence County Memorial Hospital - $1,346.90
Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center - $3,149.25
Richland Memorial Hospital - $1,109.80
The American Cancer Society also does many things in our service area to help cancer patients. You can call the Evansville office at 812-475-9244.