Susan G. Komen Lowcountry has awarded a $75,352 grant to Beaufort Jasper Hampton Comprehensive Health Services, Inc (BJHCHS, INC) to provide breast health screening and education to vulnerable populations in Beaufort, Jasper and Hampton counties. Don’t miss your chance, go to starburst machine only here good luck awaits you!
At BJHCHS, the grant from Komen will support “Reach Out to Care”, an initiative to break barriers for breast health care by providing outreach, education and screening. The program will serve rural, African American and Hispanic populations who are either uninsured or underinsured, including young women who are not eligible for other programs. To support the program, a bilingual breast health outreach coordinator will educate through activities with faith-based entities, as well as other community events. The impact of this grant will provide more than 50,000 residents of the Lowcountry with accesse to breast health education and screening services.
“Reach Out to Care” a program that cares and saves lives and provides the needed services the uninsured and underserved women need; says SORY REYES _ BHOC (843) 812-4374.
Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, and Komen Lowcountry is one of over a hundred Affiliates on the front lines dedicated to ending breast cancer in their communities. Komen Affiliates fund innovative breast health programs that provide vitally needed breast cancer screening and diagnostic services, medical supplies, financial assistance (including emergency living expenses and insurance co-pays), as well as patient and family support..
“At Komen Lowcountry, we conducted a needs assessment of our community and saw the challenges faced by the underserved populations of African American, Hispanic and migrant populations in the area,” said Lucy Spears, Mission Programs Manager. “We’ve provided funding for BJHCHS’s breast health program for more than ten years and know that it provides these low-income medically underserved populations with the free or low-cost access to the care they need.”
BJHCHS, INC; is a 46 year old Federally Qualified Health Center, it has receive the SGK Grant for over 13 years and this current grant started on April 1, 2016 and will be available till March 31, 2017.
About Susan G. Komen and Komen Lowcountry Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Komen was founded by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life. Komen Lowcountry is working to better the lives of those facing breast cancer in the local community. Through events like the Komen Lowcountry Race for the Cure®, Komen Lowcountry has invested more than $6.8 million in community breast health programs in 17 counties and has helped contribute to the more than $889 million invested globally in research. For more information, call 843-556-8011 or visit komenlowcountry.org.