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2016-2017 Grant Recipients


Grant Recipients

The Colorado South Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® is proud to distribute grants totaling $154,441 to five worthy organizations providing vital services in El Paso, Fremont, Pueblo and Teller Counties.  In addition, approximately $67,769 will support breast cancer research grants through the national organization.

Teller County Public Health - Women's Breast Health Project primarily serves women in Teller and adjacent counties who receive care in Teller County.  80% of the funding will to screening and diagnostic services with 20% for education.  Specific strategies include: * Case management for 95% of women needing screening services and 100% follow-through  to diagnosis for abnormal findings     *Public education     * Screening services and Diagnostic services     * Fuel Vouchers when required  * Clinical breast exams     Contact Information:  Darlyn Miller;; 719-687-6416

Penrose-St Francis Health Foundation - Filling the Gaps will collaborate with the Asian Pacific Development Center of Colorado and Colorado Alliance for Health Equity and Practice to provide full care coordination activities for 50 women the Korean, Vietnamese, and Nepali communities in Colorado Springs, Penrose-St. Francis will provide breast imaging services for the women    Contact Information:  Peggy Thomas;; (719) 776-8208

UC Health Memorial Hospital Foundation - Circle of Hope will provide up to $500 per patient for living expenses including rent, utilities, groceries, and transportation to and from treatment. Social workers assess need, require copies of bills, and make payments directly to billers. Social workers also purchase $50 grocery cards from King Soopers, gas cards, and taxi vouchers for patients needing transportation to and from treatment.      Contact Information:  Kara Sloan;; (719) 365-6710

St Mary-Corwin Health Foundation - Continuum of Care focused on building a stronger relationship with the clients of El Centro de Los Pobres.  El Centro is the primary gathering point for migrants in Pueblo County as well as Crowley and Otero counties.   115 women will receive screening mammograms and/or diagnostic services.     200 women will receive genetic counseling. 

If a breast cancer diagnosis is detected, our RN navigator will follow them throughout their course of treatment and into their survivorship.  We have found that our process has decreased time from screening to diagnosis and no one is “falling through the cracks”.      Contact Information:  Brenda Galassini; BrendaGalassini@Centura.Org; 719-557-4548

St. Thomas More Health Foundation - Reaching a population in need will provide outreach, education, patient navigation, including transportation assistance, to women who live in Fremont County who are unaware of the need for and importance of breast health care and screening mammograms.  Specific objectives include: * Provide navigation services to 75 women in order for them to access screening and/or diagnostic services     * Partner with church and community groups, as well as clinics to reach the target population through monthly presentations about breast health awareness and screening mammograms. 250 women  * Provide gas cards to 50 women for whom transportation is a barrier to access screening or diagnostic services.  Contact Information:  Diane Bush; DianneBush@Centura.Org; (719) 285-2076