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Trinitas Receives Grant From Susan G. Komen North Jersey for Critical Breast Health 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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NEW JERSEY - Trinitas Regional Medical Center was one of eight local community non-profit organizations to be awarded grants by the North Jersey Affiliate of Susan G. Komen®

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.

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.

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The other organizations selected 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, and Somerset Health Care Foundation of RWJ University Hospital Somerset. In total, Komen has approved 11 grants to these eight organizations.

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

 

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