2017-2018 Baton Rouge Grant Recipients
In 2017, the Baton Rouge Affiliate of Susan G. Komen® funded grants to two 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, $3.6 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.
2017-2018 North Louisiana Grant Recipients
During the 2017-2018 grant cycle, Komen North Louisiana funding provided
- 1,153 no-cost screening mammograms for medically underserved North Louisiana residents.
- 12 breast cancers were detected in people who otherwise may not have had access to this life-saving information who are now able to seek treatment.
- 24 breast cancer patients with treatment assistance including medical care, temporary financial assistance including utilities, rent, childcare etc. and monthly support groups for women with breast cancer.
- 60 breast cancer patients with gas cards/transportation assistance to treatment.
- 4,413 people with one on one breast health education.
COMMUNITY GRANTS 2017-2018
- Delhi Hospital-Richland Parish Hospital:NELA Project Pink-No Woman Left Behind
- Through our continued partnership with East Carroll & Madison Parish, we will offer breast health education, transportation services & access to screening/diagnostic mammograms to uninsured/underinsured women. In addition, our coalition of Project Pink Cadets (local hair stylists serving as breast health advocates) we will provide a community-based approach towards increasing breast health awareness. Ultimately, these activities will result in a decreased rate of late-stage diagnosis while helping our communities better understand the importance of yearly mammograms. To make an appointment, call 318-878-6306.
- MLK Health Center & Pharmacy: Women’s Health Program
- Provides breast health education, screening & navigation services for underserved & insular women in NWLA. The program is designed to meet the needs of women who are at risk for late stage diagnosis due to psychosocial and economic barriers. Information related to the prevention and early detection of breast cancer are components of the program with two key elements being education to reduce the fear of breast screening and providing accessible entry into screening for 350 women. To make an appointment call, 318-227-2912 Ext. 5.
- LSUHSC/Feist-Weiller Cancer Center: Partners in Wellness-Free Breast Cancer Screening Project
- To increase breast screenings and education to ladies in Northwest Louisiana.
PIW offers free screening mammograms to the population of Northwest Louisiana regardless of a patient’s ability to pay. This program reaches out to the under-served and/or uninsured that have no other means to receive these cancer screening exams. To make an appointment, call 318-813-4020.
- Union General Hospital: Union Parish-Together we can be Cancer Free
- To provide mammograms and educational outreach to low income, underserved women in Union Parish. The program will raise the awareness level and reduce the stigma of breast cancer through education on symptoms and screening. Greater knowledge will lead to earlier detection. To make an appointment, call 318-368-7072.
Breast Cancer Monthly Support Group Meetings: Meets on the fourth Thursday of the month from 5:30-6:30pm at The Breast Center at 1505 East Bert Kouns Industrial Loop (near Tinseltown) in Shreveport. You do not have to be a Christus Health patient to attend. All Survivors are welcome! For more information, contact Denise Tindall at 318-453-7674.
Gas Transportation Cards: Available for qualified breast cancer patients at CHRISTUS Cancer Treatment Center. For more information, talk to your social worker.
Gas Transportation Cards: Available for qualified breast cancer patients at Feist-Weiller Cancer Center. For more information, talk to your social worker.
Gas Transportation Cards: Available for qualified breast cancer patients at Northeast LA Cancer Institute. For more information, call Donna Nolan at 318-966-1953.
Temporary Financial Assistance: C. Wright Pink Ribbon Project provides temporary assistance to qualified breast cancer patients (ex. utility bills, rent) in Caddo/Bossier and nearby areas. For more information, contact Catherine Wright at 318-773-8464.
Susan G. Komen Louisiana services the following Baton Rouge Area Parishes: Ascension, East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, West Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St Helena and Tangipahoa.
Susan G. Komen Louisiana services the following North Louisiana Parishes: Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Caldwell, Claiborne, DeSoto, East Carroll, Franklin, Jackson, Lincoln, Madison, Morehouse, Natchitoches, Ouachita, Red River, Richland, Sabine, Tensas, Union, Webster, West Carroll and Winn