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Komen Philadelphia’s Community Grants Program in close to concluding a highly successful year of services for the period running from April 1, 2019 through March 31, 2020. During these 12 months, the grantees funded by Komen Philadelphia will have completed tens-of-thousands of comprehensive breast health services, encompassing the specified services listed below. More than just a list of how much was done, these services represent your support of Komen Philadelphia in action—making an impact on thousands of lives in 15 counties! The impact comes in many shapes—from literal lifesaving support to providing education that empowers and access to resources that instills greater confidence in survival.
For the 2019–2020 grant cycle (April 1, 2019-March 31, 2020), Komen Philadelphia distributed $249,941 in new grants to organizations in our service area. These grantee programs are expected to accomplish the following:
- Screening mammograms: 858
- Clinical breast exams: 20
- Diagnostic services: 276
- Community & patient navigation services: 425
- Interpretation/translation services: 248
- Transportation assistance: 140
- Temporary Gap Funding/financial assistance: 210
- Education & outreach contacts: 1,165
As you can see, our Community Grants Program is about much more than providing “free mammograms”. The program takes a comprehensive approach that motivates women to come in and get screened, and supports them at all stages to ensure that should they have a suspicious mammogram or be diagnosed, they will have continuity of care, never be alone on the journey and have the best possible chance of survival.