St. Joseph’s/Candler receives 2018 Komen Coastal Georgia Grant for Mammography Fund

Apr 5, 2018

St. Joseph’s/Candler received a $48,041 grant from Susan G. Komen Coastal Georgia during its annual Grant Awards Breakfast in March. The grant will go to the Telfair Mammography Fund as part of the Expanding the Pathway to Survival program.

St. Joseph's/Candler co-workers Amanda Taylor, William James, Vernice Rackett and Adeline Langenburg accept the award and grant from Susan G. Komen Coastal GeorgiaExpanding the Pathway to Survival l is designed to impact breast cancer outcomes in multiple socioeconomic disparity populations in the 34-county service area of St. Joseph’s/Candler including African-American, Hispanic, non-Hispanic, Caucasian and Asian populations. The African-American community especially reports higher breast cancer mortality rates in federal, state and organizational studies.

Key activities of the program include breast health education, free mammography screenings, free diagnostic services and diagnostic navigation to clients of SJ/C’s two medical homes that provide free care to clients with incomes at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level. The program expects to provide breast cancer screening to 440 women to reduce breast cancer disparities through implementing evidence-based client and provider interventions.

Four other organizations in the area also received grants from Susan G. Komen Coastal Georgia. St. Joseph’s/Candler has received grants from Susan G. Komen in the past, which this year’s amount being the largest, and is greatly appreciative of the support of the organization.

To learn more about St. Joseph’s/Candler Foundations, visit our website.

For more information about Telfair Mammography, click here.

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