2017-18 Grant Recipients
For 2017, Komen South Carolina has awarded more than $170,000 to community nonprofits providing screening, diagnostic and treatment support services to the medically underserved in our rural communities. To learn more about how these programs and services are selected for funding by Komen South Carolina click here.
Allendale County Hospital
803-632-3311 ext. 240
The Pink Prevention Program, funded by the Susan G. Komen Lowcountry Affiliate (r), provides breast health services to uninsured or under-insured women, ages 21-64, who do not qualify for the Best Chance Network. Women who reside in Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, and Hampton counties are eligible for these services, which include screening mammograms, diagnostic mammograms, breast ultrasounds, biopsies, clinical breast exams, breast health educational materials and public awareness. The need for this program continues to grow as increasing financial barriers inhibit access to breast health care among a growing uninsured population. The program will impact our community by removing the financial barriers that prevent women /men from receiving needed breast health services, the results of which will be measured by data recorded throughout the year.
Beaufort Jasper Hampton Comprehensive Health Services, Inc. will eliminate gaps of care to reduce deaths from breast cancer for our target population of African American, Hispanic, and Migrant populations in Beaufort, Jasper and Hampton Counties (including men) who live at or below 250% poverty or underinsured allowing access to breast health awareness, mammogram screening and follow-up services. The gaps of care include education, access, transportation, the cost for annual clinical breast exam, mammograms and follow-up diagnostic care. Through Susan G. Komen and community collaborations a bilingual Breast Health Outreach Coordinator will increase awareness of breast health as well as assist patients accessing and receiving care. The SGK Reach Out to Care Program will provide Clinical Breast Exams and mammograms. In addition follow-up diagnostic care will be offered to patients that are referred. The impact will reach over 60,610 Lowcountry Residents.
The Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System Foundation
The funding received by Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System Foundation (SRHSF) will continue to support the hospital’s Mammography Assistance Program that provides free mammography screening, diagnostic, ultrasound, and biopsies to underserved women in Spartanburg, Cherokee and Union Counties. Our objective is to screen low-income, uninsured women for breast cancer in these counties with a focus on reaching the African-American population.
Our program goal is to reduce the Breast Cancer Mortality rate of African-American and underserved women in these counties by reducing the financial, social and transportation barriers that keep these populations from being screened. SRHSF will partner with Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System and their partners which include ReGenesis Community Health Center, Cancer Association of Spartanburg and Cherokee Counties, and local physician practices in order to bring these services to our community.
Susan G. Komen Research Awards in South Carolina:
Komen’s current research funding includes $630,000 in new funding for research at the University of South Carolina and Medical University of South Carolina, bringing Komen’s total research investment in South Carolina to $1,540,000 since 1982.
- Adam Soloff, Ph.D., Medical University of South Carolina
- Martina McDermott, Ph.D., University of South Carolina