2015-2016 Grant Recipients
In 2015, the Baton Rouge Affiliate of Susan G. Komen® granted $206,374 to three community organizations. These grants will support breast health and breast cancer screening, treatment, education, and support services not otherwise available to the medically underserved populations of our ten-parish Affiliate service area. Through Komen Baton Rouge’s funding efforts, $3.5 million has been invested in the local community for life-saving breast health and breast cancer programs.
Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center
Reducing Breast Cancer Mortality among the Medically Underserved
Through the mobile medical clinic, the Early Bird, Mary Bird Perkins delivers free breast screenings, which include breast health education and follow-up to medically underserved communities. Mary Bird Perkins also provides patient navigation for all screening participants with an abnormal finding until resolution of the finding occurs.
Digital Mobile Mammography Program
Woman’s Hospital Digital Mobile Mammography Program increases outreach and conducts cancer screenings. The mobile coach provides mammograms throughout East Baton Rouge and the 14 surrounding parishes. Patients are served regardless of their ability to pay. The program also provides further diagnostic services for patients with abnormal mammography findings.
YWCA of Greater Baton Rouge
YWCA ENCOREplus Breast Health Empowerment
The purpose of the YWCA ENCOREplus Breast Health Empowerment Program is to ensure that African-American women who are underserved, uninsured and over 40 years of age in the parishes of East Baton Rouge, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, Iberville and East Feliciana receive regular breast cancer screenings. The outreach program provides awareness, education and support to medically underserved women.
The Baton Rouge Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure services the following Parishes: Ascension, East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, West Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St Helena and Tangipahoa.