Southern Jersey Family Medical Centers Receives Breast Health Education Grant

                                                                                                              

The Central and South Jersey Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® has awarded a grant to Southern Jersey Family Medical Centers for breast health education. According to SJFMC President, Linda Flake, the focus of this grant will be on educating low-income African American and Latino women in Atlantic, Burlington and Salem counties about their breast health. Assistance will also be offered for eligible women to receive mammogram screenings.
Education and outreach for the program will be conducted by health promoters. Flake believes that health promoters are a vital resource in the fight against breast cancer because of their ability to increase access to our diverse communities. Through the grant, our health promoters will be trained, and upon completion of their training, they will be able to provide culturally and linguistically appropriate health education, peer support networks, and assist in effective community organizing initiatives.
The Komen Central and South Jersey Affiliate has invested more than $20 million in community breast cancer programs in its service area of the 13 central and southern counties of New Jersey. Up to 75 percent of net proceeds generated stay in these 13 counties. The remaining 25 percent goes to national breast cancer research. For more information, call 609-896-1201 or visit komencsnj.org.
For additional information about this project, call (609) 567-0200, extension 4275.
About Susan G. Komen for the Cure® and the Komen Central and South Jersey Affiliate
Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever, and in 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The Komen Central and South Jersey Affiliate is one of 125 Komen Affiliates and part of the world’s largest and most progressive grassroots network fighting breast cancer. For more information, call 609-896-1201 or visit komencsnj.org.