Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer
Foundation Again Awards Grants to CKHS Hospitals
- 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.
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.
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.
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
- April 7: Crozer, Terrace
Room, Cancer Center
register or to learn more about the race or these events, contact Debbie Simon
at (610) 284-8158 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
information about the services that are offered through the use of the Komen
funds, contact Barbara Morley at (610) 284-8112 or email@example.com.
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.
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.