2016-2017 Komen Ozark Grant Recipients

The Ozark Affiliate of Susan G. Komen presented the 2016/2017 grant awards at the  Promise Circle Luncheon today at Mermaids Restaurant in Fayetteville.  $650,000 will fund 8 local programs that provide thousands of women and men with lifesaving breast health screening, education and treatment assistance throughout the next year.

The following programs have been selected for funding by the Ozark Affiliate. Applicants were selected by an independent grant panel through a competitive application and review process.

Community Clinic (Awarded $116,310)

  • Serving Benton and Washington Counties
  • The “We Are Aware” program provides a culturally competent continuum of care for low-income, uninsured patients in Northwest Arkansas through breast care education, screening, diagnostic and treatment support.
  • Outreach program called SISTA Supper, will educate minority patients through a small group setting where participants are able to ask the facilitator questions, schedule appointments and sign up for insurance.

Donald W. Reynolds Cancer Support House (Awarded $42,568)

  • Serving Crawford and Sebastian Counties
  • “To Save A Life-Survivorship” program provides breast cancer patients with support, advocacy, information, financial assistance and medical supplies, such as lymphedema and mastectomy supplies.

Hope Cancer Resources (Awarded $73,695)

  • Serving Benton and Washington Counties
  • Provides cancer support and education in Northwest Arkansas by focusing on access to support services with a focus on improving quality of life. The program covers genetic testing, housing, prescription and travel assistance.

Madison County Health Coalition (Awarded $51,403)

  • Serving Madison County
  • Provides a nurse navigator to advocate for breast cancer patients and educate the community on breast health. The program also provides gas cards, lymphedema supplies and coordinates support group meetings.

Mercy Foundation Fort Smith (Awarded $59,079)

  • Serving Sebastian and Crawford Counties
  • Provides education, navigation services, community outreach program and partnering with diverse groups in the community to coordinate the access to a mobile mammography unit.

North Arkansas Partnership for Health Education (Awarded $115,082)

  • Serving Boone, Carroll and Newton Counties
  • Provides comprehensive education, outreach and awareness campaigns to increase participation in breast health education classes, breast self-awareness training and access to treatment. This program also provides screenings, diagnostic services, patient advocacy and transportation assistance.

Skaggs Foundation-CoxHealth Branson (Awarded $50,700)

  • Serving Stone and Taney Counties in Missouri
  • Provides access to breast care and cancer treatment for at-risk women by offering financial assistance for women in need of screening mammograms, diagnostic testing and transportation assistance. A nurse navigator is also provided to help those diagnosed with breast cancer navigate their journey.

Washington Regional Cancer Support Home (Awarded $141,574)

  • Serving Washington and Benton Counties
  • Provides a breast health navigator and a bilingual navigator who offer specialized guidance and support to patients on their breast cancer journey. The program guides patients through diagnosis, treatment and into survivorship while linking patients to financial and support resources as needed.
  • Provides also provides screenings, diagnostic services and treatment support.

Our promise is to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures.




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