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Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Again Awards Grants to CKHS Hospitals

In Brief

  • The Philadelphia Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Breast Cancer Foundation once again 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.
  • This year’s Race for the Cure will be held on Sunday, May 8, in Philadelphia. Crozer-Keystone annually has more than 300 participants at this event.

To help their continuous fight against breast cancer, the Philadelphia Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Breast Cancer Foundation once again 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. These services include screening mammograms, clinical breast exams, instruction in breast self-exam, and outreach programs and educational sessions for the community. Crozer-Keystone has partnered with Komen’s Philadelphia affiliate since 2002, receiving more than $1 million in grants during that time frame.

The hospitals of Crozer-Keystone Health System serve as on-site registration locations for the annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure (the region’s largest 5K run or fitness walk benefiting breast cancer research, education, screening and treatment) and annually have more than 300 participants from across the health system at the event. For their efforts, Crozer-Keystone’s team earned the Sandy Richman Team Award. In addition, Crozer-Chester Medical Center employee Barbara Schlott and DCMH employee Kathaleen Simons were recognized by the Komen Foundation with a Celebration of Life Award for their dedication to supporting cancer survivors and women battling the disease.

This year’s Race for the Cure will be held on Sunday, May 8, in Philadelphia. Crozer-Keystone has made it more convenient for employees to sign up for the event by offering on-site registration at CKHS hospitals during the first two weeks of April. In addition, “lunch and learn” programs about the Race for the Cure will be held at the following dates and locations: 

  • March 31: Springfield, Lower Level Conference Room
  • April 4: DCMH, Meeting Room A
  • April 6: Taylor, Classrooms A and B
  • April 7: Crozer, Terrace Room, Cancer Center

To register or to learn more about the race or these events, contact Debbie Simon at (610) 284-8158 or debra.simon@crozer.org.

For more information about the services that are offered through the use of the Komen funds, contact Barbara Morley at (610) 284-8112 or barbara.morley@crozer.org.

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.

Since 1982, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Cancer Foundation has provided funding for basic translational breast cancer research and for innovative projects in the areas of breast health and breast cancer screening and treatment for the medically underserved. For more information about the Philadelphia chapter of the Foundation, visit www.komenphiladelphia.org.

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