Susan G. Komen North Jersey Increases Program Funding by 15% for 2017-2018 and Awards Grants to 11 Local Community Non-Profit Organizations in 9 Counties


 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                         

 Susan G. Komen North Jersey Increases Program Funding by 15% for 2017-2018

and Awards Grants to 11 Local Community Non-Profit Organizations in 9 Counties


 “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 Health. “And we are grateful for the amazing generosity of our supporters, which   enabled us to increase our funding this year. We know this increase will translate to more lives saved and more impact in our communities. It’s all about early detection, because 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 money to support as many of these community programs as we possibly can.”

In order to ensure it is funding programs addressing 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 four years. This Community Profile, a required practice of all Komen Affiliates, 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. Funds must be strictly tracked and may never be mixed with an organization’s general operating funds.

The Komen North Jersey Affiliate is just one of a worldwide network of passionate local Susan G. Komen Affiliates committed to easing the suffering of those diagnosed with the disease, and who work diligently to do everything they can to end breast cancer forever. Since 1982, Susan G. Komen has invested nearly $3 billion in groundbreaking research, community health outreach, advocacy and programs in more than 60 countries.

Last Fall, Susan G. Komen announced a BOLD GOAL: to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50% within the next decade.

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Susan G. Komen North Jersey 2017-2018 Grant Recipients


Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative

  • Women’s Health Initiative Breast Health Program – The 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.


Cancer Care

  • Comprehensive Financial Assistance for Women with Breast Cancer – Provides assistance with treatment care, includeing: transportation, child care, pain medication and lymphedema supplies.


Foundation for Morristown Medical Center

  • Reaching the Underserved Latino & African American Community – Increase breast cancer awareness and screenings for African American and Latina women in Morris County.


Hoboken Family Planning  

  • Cancer Prevention and Wellness Project – The purpose of this program is to diagnose breast cancer at the earliest possible stage and obtain treatment for the patient and in doing so save the patient’s life.


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.


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 –

Supports at-risk African American and Hispanic women, to provide women access to screening and diagnostic tests, and provide pre-diagnostic breast cancer navigation.


Somerset Health Care Foundation

  • Senos Sanos (Healthy Breasts) – Addresses an identified need for breast health education among Latino women.


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.


Zufall Health Center

  • Lay Breast Health Patient Navigation in Sussex County – Assists low-income women in Sussex County to enter and properly maneuver through the Breast Cancer Continuum of Care.

For more information, please call Tina Jacobs, Director of Community Health – 908-277-2904 x207


Kathi Edelson Wolder, Public Relations

Susan G. Komen North Jersey Affiliate

c/o Edelson Communications, LLC


Tel: 908-889-4800 Cell: 908-723-0606