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Susan G. Komen North Jersey Announces Increase in 2016-2017 Community Grant Awards for Critical Breast Health Screening, Education, Community Outreach and Treatment Support Programs

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The “Prescription for Breast Cancer Survival Program” is one of the 11 local community programs that received Komen North Jersey grants
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The North Jersey Affiliate of Susan G. Komen® announced today that it has awarded grants to fund 11 programs at 8 local community non-profit organizations. Komen North Jersey supports grants for innovative programs in screening/diagnostic services, breast health/breast cancer education, treatment support and survivorship programs, targeting services not otherwise available to underserved women and men in their nine-county service area.

Organizations selected to receive grant money for the 2016-2017 fiscal year include Breast Cancer Emergency Aid Foundation (all counties), Cancer Care in Ridgewood, Hoboken Family Planning, Morristown Medical Center, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Project Self-Sufficiency of Sussex County, Inc. in Newton, Somerset Health Care Foundation of RWJ University Hospital Somerset, and Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth.

“We are very proud that Komen North Jersey is able to fund so many important programs that are helping the women and men in our community who need us most, “said Tina Jacobs, the Affiliate’s Director of Community Outreach. “We’re in the business of saving lives, and it’s all about early detection—when breast cancer is found in its earliest stage, it is the most treatable, and there’s the best chance for long-term survival. Until a cure is found, we’ll be here, working hard to raise funds so that we can support as many of these community programs as we possibly can.” Jacobs also noted that the Affiliate increased its funding to local programs by 40% this year, and also directed more than $200,000 to National Research Programs in search of new and better treatment options and, ultimately, the cures for breast cancer. 

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In order to ensure it is funding programs that address the specific unmet breast cancer needs of the North Jersey community, Komen North Jersey works with local health care professionals and community leaders to conduct a comprehensive community needs assessment every five years (the last assessment was completed in 2015). This Community Profile is then used to establish a local grant application and review process consistent with the organization’s standards and mission. Funding is restricted in that it may only be used to provide the vital breast health services indicated in each grantee’s program application, and may never be mixed with an organization’s general operating funds.

The Komen North Jersey Affiliate is just one of 100 Komen Affiliates nationwide who have committed to saving lives and ending breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all, and energizing science to find the cures. Through Komen’s signature Race for the Cure® and other local events and activities, the Affiliates mobilize and educate thousands of community members while raising funds to support community-based breast cancer programs. Since 1982, Susan G. Komen has been transforming how the world treats and talks about this disease and has helped turn millions of breast cancer patients into breast cancer survivors. The organization has funded more than $889 million in research, and more than $1.95 billion in medical care, community and provider education, and psychosocial support.

About the Susan G. Komen North Jersey Affiliate

Through its local Race for the Cure® and other events and activities, Komen North Jersey raises funds to support local community non-profit organizations that provide screening/diagnostic services, breast health/breast cancer education, treatment support, and survivorship programs for underserved women and men in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren counties. Since its founding in 1997, Komen North Jersey has awarded over $16 million in local community grants, and has directed $7 million to national research programs in pursuit of new breast cancer screening techniques, better and more effective treatment options, and ultimately, the causes and cures to eradicate breast cancer forever. 

For more information on Komen North Jersey and its 2016-2017 Grantees, visit www.komennorthjersey.org.

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