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Komen Grants Help Crozer-Keystone Fight Breast Cancer

In Brief

  • To help their continuous fight against breast cancer, the Philadelphia Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation recently awarded Crozer-Chester Medical Center and Delaware County Memorial Hospital each with a $100,000 grant.
  • The grants will go toward meeting the needs of the uninsured and under-insured residents of the Delaware County area.
  • Crozer-Keystone has received over a $1 million in grants from the Susan G. Komen Foundation in the past five years.

To help their continuous fight against breast cancer, the Philadelphia Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation recently awarded both Crozer-Chester Medical Center and Delaware County Memorial Hospital a $100,000 grant.

From left to right: Mary Rooney, nurse navigator for the Crozer Regional Cancer Center; Elaine Grobman, executive director of the Philadelphia Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure; Victoria Komen, great-niece of Susan G. Komen and Education and Marketing assistant for the Philadelphia Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure; Joseph Saunders, president of Crozer-Chester Medical Center; Mary Lou Patton, M.D., M.D., F.A.C.S., F.I.C.S., F.S.S.O., F.C.C.M., medical director of the Nathan Speare Regional Burn Treatment Center at Crozer-Chester Medical Center and cancer liaison physician for the Crozer Regional Cancer Center at Crozer; and Marie DeStefano, administrative director of Oncology for Crozer-Keystone Health System.

The grants, which were awarded to each hospital at a Race for the Cure Kick-off Celebration, will go toward meeting the needs of the uninsured and underinsured residents of the Delaware County area. These services include screening mammograms, clinical breast exams, instruction in breast self-exam, and outreach programs and educational resources for the community.

From left to right: Marie DeStefano, administrative director of Oncology for Crozer-Keystone Health System; Victoria Komen, great-niece of Susan G. Komen and Education and Marketing assistant for the Philadelphia Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure; Bill McCune, president of Delaware County Memorial Hospital; Ashley Tobin, program director for the Philadelphia Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure; Thomas Matulewski, M.D., medical director of DCMH’s Center for Breast Health; Barbara Morley, R.N., coordinator of the Healthy Women’s Project and the Susan G. Komen Breast Grant at DCMH. 

“It has been our privilege to work with the Susan G. Komen foundation over the past several years,” says Marie DeStefano, administrative director of Oncology for Crozer-Keystone Health System. “With the funds given to us from the grant, women who may not have been able to receive care are receiving the education, screenings and treatment they need.”

Crozer-Keystone has received over $1 million in grants from the Susan G. Komen Foundation in the past five years.

“The grant awarded to Crozer-Keystone is helping to save lives,” says Victoria Komen, great-niece of Susan G. Komen and Education and Marketing assistant for the Philadelphia Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. “My great-aunt Susan wanted people to be aware of breast cancer and how it can affect not just one person but families and communities. As I watch the 13 counties that the Philadephia Affiliate of Komen for the Cure serves, I wish that Susan could see the breast health education, support for survivors and research that is being done because of her mission.” 

The hospitals of Crozer-Keystone Health System serve as on-site registration locations for the annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure (a 5K run or fitness walk benefiting breast cancer research, education, screening and treatment) and are proud to have hundreds of participants each year from across the health system.

The cancer centers at Crozer-Chester Medical Center and Delaware County Memorial Hospital are accredited with commendation by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer and the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC).  Both are affiliated with Fox Chase Cancer Center through the Fox Chase Crozer-Keystone Cancer Partnership.

Call 1-866-5-CK-XRAY (1-866-525-9729) or visit http://ckimaging.crozer.org to schedule a prompt appointment for a mammogram or any other medical imaging service at a Crozer-Keystone Health System facility.

Call 1-866-695-HOPE (1-866-695-4673) or visit http://ckcancer.crozer.org to schedule a prompt appointment with a Crozer-Keystone specialist who treats cancer patients.

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Crozer-Keystone Health System

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Crozer-Chester Medical Center
Kate Stier, Director

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Community Hospital
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Springfield Hospital
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Healthplex Sports Club
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Delaware County Memorial Hospital

Mary Wascavage
Director of Public Relations and Marketing

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Taylor Hospital

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