2016-17 Grant Recipients
For 2016-17, Komen Lowcountry has awarded more than $170,000 to community nonprofits providing screening, diagnostic and treatment support services to the medically underserved in our rural communities. To learn more about how these programs and services are selected for funding by Komen Lowcountry click here.
Allendale County Hospital
803-632-3311 ext. 240
The Pink Prevention Program, funded by Komen Lowcountry, provides breast health services for uninsured or under-insured women ages 21-64, who do not qualify for the Best Chance Network. Women who reside in Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell or Hampton counties are eligible for these services. The Pink Prevention Program will offer recommended biopsies through its collaboration with The Regional Medical Center (TRMC) in Orangeburg. The program will impact our community by removing the financial barriers that prevent women and men from receiving needed breast health services.
BJHCS will collaborate with Lowcountry Community of Beaufort Jasper and Hampton Counties breaking barriers for breast health awareness through outreach, education and screening. The underserved populations of African American, Hispanic and migrant populations who live at or below 200 percent of poverty and are not insured or underinsured will be the population targeted; a bilingual breast health outreach coordinator will educate through activities with faith-based entities, and other community events. The impact of this grant will affect over 50,000 residents of the Lowcountry with breast health education and screening services.
Making An Impact 2016-2017 will continue to reach out to underserved priority groups of African American women and women in rural communities of Marion, Williamsburg and Florence counties. The program includes mobile mammography site visits to communities of service. McLeod Health anticipates providing 300 patients with screening and diagnostic services through the Komen Lowcountry funded program.
Susan G. Komen Research Awards in South Carolina:
Komen’s current research funding includes $630,000 in new funding for research at the University of South Carolina and Medical University of South Carolina, bringing Komen’s total research investment in South Carolina to $1,540,000 since 1982.
- Adam Soloff, Ph.D., Medical University of South Carolina
- Martina McDermott, Ph.D., University of South Carolina