OSWEGO, NY – The Central New York Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure has awarded a $20,000 grant to OCOÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Breast Health Program to provide uninsured women with life saving breast cancer screenings.
The grant from Komen for the Cure will support OCOÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Breast Health Program and its initiative to coordinate comprehensive outreach, education and screening services for the early detection of breast cancer regardless of an individualÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s age and or socioeconomic status.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I am ecstatic to be awarded this funding again this year and to provide uninsured women in Oswego County with the opportunity to receive equal access to breast cancer screenings,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Carolyn Handville, program director of OCOÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Breast Health Program
Susan G. Komen for the Cure is the worldÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s largest breast cancer organization and the Central New York Affiliate is one of 125 affiliates on the front lines dedicated to ending breast cancer in their communities.
Komen Affiliates fund innovative programs that help women and men overcome the cultural, social, educational and financial barriers to breast cancer screening and treatment.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“At the Komen Central New York Affiliate, we conducted a needs assessment of our community and discovered the need for more breast health education, better access to screening and treatment for the uninsured and underinsured, reducing disparities in care for minority groups,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Kate Flannery, executive director. Ã¢â‚¬Å“We are confident that OCOÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Breast Health Program will meet the need for their community and carry out the Komen promise to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all, and energizing science to find cures.Ã¢â‚¬Â
For more information or to schedule a breast cancer screening, contact Handville at 315-342-0888 ext 1455.
About Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the Komen Central New York Affiliate
Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever.
In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
The Central New York Affiliate is part of the worldÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s largest and most progressive grassroots network fighting breast cancer.
Through events like the Komen CNY Race for the Cure, the Central New York Affiliate has invested more than $4 million in community breast cancer programs in its 17-county service area.
Up to 75 percent of net proceeds generated by the affiliate stays in the local area.
The remaining 25 percent funds national breast cancer research.
For more information, call 315-472-6162 or visit www.komencny.org