The American Breast Cancer Foundation Announces 2017 Community Partnerships

04/21/17 By Beth Anne

The American Breast Cancer Foundation Announces 2017 Community Partnerships
Nine health centers to participate in program this year

Columbia, MD -- The American Breast Cancer Foundation (ABCF) is proud to announce its 2017 community partners. This year, ABCF will provide more than $112,000 of vital funding for breast cancer screenings to the following partners:

 
  • Breast Cancer Resource Center in Austin, TX
  • East Georgia Cancer Coalition in Athens, GA
  • Joy to Life Foundation in Montgomery, AL
  • EMHS Foundation F/B/O Maine Coast Memorial Hospital – The Breast Clinic in Ellsworth, ME
  • Mississippi State Department of Health Breast and Cervical Cancer Program in Jackson, MS
  • Moffitt Cancer Center – Moffitt Screening and Prevention in Tampa, FL
  • REX Healthcare Foundation in Raleigh, NC
  • Texas Tech university Health Sciences Center in El Paso, TX
  • Tri-Cities Cancer Center Foundation in Kennewick, WA

Through its Community Partnership Program, ABCF works with medical clinics and health care consortiums to provide free and reduced-fee breast cancer screenings, diagnostic mammograms, and ultrasounds.

In 2016, ABCF served more than 800 individuals through its community partners, 25 of which were diagnosed with breast cancer.

“The support of the American Breast Cancer Foundation has been critical in helping women in our region access no-cost mammograms,” said Elizabeth McLaughlin, Foundation Director of the Tri-Cities Cancer Center Foundation, a community partner entering the program for its fourth year in 2017. “This support has been crucial to serving our community and most importantly, has been crucial to saving lives!”

ABCF welcomes two new organizations to the CPP this year: the East Georgia Cancer Coalition and the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

“ABCF is proud to continue expanding its highly-regarded CPP,” said Jacky Loube, CEO of ABCF. “By partnering with these organizations, we can extend the reach of the rescue to even more of those in need in Georgia and Texas.”

Since 2009, the CPP has served more than 3,900 individuals. By partnering with local organizations, ABCF aims to provide easily accessible breast health services to underserved and uninsured individuals across the country.

To learn more about the CPP, visit www.abcf.org/programs/community-partnership-program.

About American Breast Cancer Foundation

The American Breast Cancer Foundation's (ABCF) mission is to provide financial assistance for breast cancer screenings and diagnostic tests for uninsured and underserved individuals, regardless of age or gender. This is achieved, in part, by the Breast Cancer Assistance Program (BCAP), the Community Partnership Program, and the Community Education Program. It is the goal of each of these programs to reduce disparities in access to diagnosis and the treatment of breast cancer, particularly among the poor, the underserved, and the uninsured. These interventions may lead to modification of negative factors and improve the survival rate of clients served.