What we do:
- Helping uninsured and underinsured women & men who are in need of services today
- Investing in research to prevent others from getting the disease tomorrow
- Finding new, innovative treatment options to enhance the quality of life for patients AND ultimately find the causes and the cures to eradicate breast cancer forever!
Where the money goes:
Since 1982 Susan G. Komen has invested more than $3 billion in the fight against breast cancer, becoming the largest non-governmental source of funds in the world. Every major breast cancer breakthrough has been funded in part through Komen research dollars.
In North Jersey, Susan G. Komen has invested more than $26 million into research and local community-based breast health screening, treatment, education, and support programs. The nine counties that we serve are: Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren.
Our Bold Goal:
Susan G. Komen has set a bold goal to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50% in the U.S. by 2026. To do this we will find new treatments for the most aggressive forms of breast cancer that are killing 40,000 people in the U.S. each year and step up our fight to ensure that all people – especially the most vulnerable among us – have access to and utilize high-quality breast cancer care.
How you can help:
Donate: Every donation makes a difference. Donations are accepted online and by U.S. Mail; corporate sponsorships are also available.
- Volunteer: Serve on a committee, become a member of the Speakers’ Bureau, organize an event, or support the office staff.
- Participate: Attend Race for the Cur, or another Komen North Jersey event.
- Organize: Hold a community event to raise money for Komen.
Susan G. Komen North Jersey Affiliate 2019 – 2020 Grant Recipients
Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative
- Women’s Health Initiative Breast Health Program – A nurse navigator provides breast health education and assists patients with screenings, follow-up appointments, and monitors their compliance.
Breast Cancer Emergency Aid Foundation
- Helping Hand – Provides direct financial assistance for non-medical needs to breast cancer patients while in treatment. Assistance is provided as an interim measure for expenses such as shelter costs and utilities.
Hoboken Family Planning
- Cancer Prevention and Wellness Project – Aims to diagnose breast cancer at the earliest possible stage and obtain treatment for the patient.
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
- Open Ear: Helping Newark Women with Breast Cancer Program – Provides breast cancer patients with psychosocial and practical support and provides educational programs on breast health & breast cancer.
- Breast Health Education Program – Provides women in Essex County with breast cancer education. targeting underserved African American and Hispanic populations in Greater Newark, who have a greater rate of late stage diagnosis than other population groups. By developing and promoting breast education and access to screenings, we will document an increase in the number of women who get a screening mammogram in our community.
Morristown Medical Center-
- Breast Health Community Outreach: Reaching Underserved Latina & African American Women, Morris Co. – Provide breast health outreach and education to 150 African American women and 300 Latinas. We will continue to build trust within these groups by networking with community agencies to provide education regarding the importance of early breast cancer detection, conducting culturally sensitive outreach, facilitating screening appointments, identifying community resources, and providing appropriate follow up care.
Northwest New Jersey Community Action Partnership, Inc.
- Warren County Breast Health Awareness Project – Provides a culturally responsive approach to increase knowledge of early screening throughout Warren County, with a special emphasis on low-income, minority women.
Overlook Medical Center
- Breast Cancer Continuum of Care for Underserved African-American & Hispanic Women at Overlook – Support at-risk African-American and Hispanic women, provide women access to screening, and diagnostic tests, and provide pre-diagnostic breast cancer navigation.
Trinitas Regional Medical Center
- Breast Health Outreach Coordinator – This program improves the community’s breast cancer awareness and education levels, while encouraging early screening and detection among women.
- The Trinitas Prescription for Breast Cancer Survival Program – Provides navigation for women with abnormal mammograms through treatment including diagnostic testing assistance for low-income, underinsured women.
For more information, please call Tina Jacobs, Director of Community Health – 908-277-2904 x207