Last week, three local agencies received grants from Susan G. Komen of Greater Nashville. In total, $16,744 was given in addition to the $602,000 in grants already dispersed this year.
Those receiving grants included the Tennessee Department of Health, WOMEN and the Robertson County YMCA.
Tennessee Department of Health - Mid-Cumberland Regional Office
Education and Outreach in the Mid-Cumberland Region
This project enhances one-on-one education efforts for local health department reaching out to high risk groups including under-insured women and those who are rarely, or have never been screened for breast cancer. Additionally, existing patients receive education to increase their understanding and compliance with follow-up and ongoing care.
Women On Maintaining Education and Nutrition (W.O.M.E.N)
Secretee Parties (Educational Sessions)
W.O.M.E.N. hosts Secretee Parties (educational sessions) teaching breast health and breast cancer awareness to African American, Hispanic, and Kurdish women age 18+ within Davidson County in the convenience their respective communities. Over 500 minority participants receive breast self-awareness instruction, educational materials, and referrals for free or reduced cost mammograms from community partners as needed.
YMCA of Middle Tennessee- Robertson County YMCA
After Breast Cancer (ABC) Program
The Robertson County ABC program increases the availability and accessibility of community breast health education for Robertson County breast cancer survivors in a 16-week program. Each year, this program assists approximately 30 breast cancer survivors with limited access to medical resources to safely regain range of motion, strength and endurance and receive lymphedema education/evaluation, nutritional education and meet with a Pink Ribbon® Certified Personal Trainer.