These projects have been selected by our independent Grant Review Panel as those that will have the greatest impact in serving uninsured or underinsured women in our service area. Please note that Susan G. Komen for the Cure® is not a direct service provider.
Arrington Comprehensive Breast Center & Mobile Mammography
Covenant Health Mobile Mammography program provides screening mammography to women in rural and underserved communities. Covenant Health Mobile Mammography takes a comprehensive approach to care by providing one-on-one education for patients about how to detect a lump or abnormality in their breast, mammography screening for early detection and diagnostic follow-up care. This program also allows for screening and diagnostic services through Arrington Comprehensive Breast Center.
Chorus of Angels
The Chorus of Angels financial assistance program is designed to alleviate expenses that create barriers to essential treatment for financially vulnerable breast cancer patients of the Joe Arrington Cancer Center. Patients often discover that along with the high cost of treatment, they have many out-of-pocket expenses that could prevent them from completing treatment. Expenses for basic needs such as transportation and lodging are almost never covered by insurance and Chorus of Angels can help alleviate many of these out-of-pocket expenses.
Breast Cancer Treatment Down Payment Fund
This program will provide down payment assistance to women who are uninsured or underinsured to ensure women have timely access to treatment that is not otherwise covered by funds.
Breast and Cervical Health Initiative
The YWCA of Lubbock’s Breast and Cervical Health Initiative is devoted to educating women about breast cancer and the importance of early detection through breast self awareness, clinical breast exams and screening mammography. In addition, the program offers free breast health and breast cancer education, screening and diagnostic services to medically underserved women in the Lubbock Area Affiliate’s 16 county service area.
The Celebrate Today program will provide supplies, assistance and specialized services to breast cancer patients in the Lubbock Area Affiliate’s service area. Supplies will include lymphedema sleeves, lymphedema compression garments, wigs, transportation and housing assistance to those with financial barriers.
Breast Cancer Prevention, Diagnosis & Treatment
University Medical Center and the Southwest Cancer Treatment & Research Center provide comprehensive breast health services including prevention, diagnosis and treatment for the communities of West Texas. The Breast Cancer Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment program will promote breast cancer prevention through targeted education, screening mammography, diagnostic services, and treatment options for women who do not have adequate healthcare coverage.
Total Amount Awarded: $190,782.00
Congratulations to this year's Grant Recipients!
In our 19 year history, the Lubbock Area Affiliate has granted more than $3.8 million dollars back to its local 16 county service area. Additionally, the Lubbock Area Affiliate has contributed more than $1 million to help fund breast cancer research. To view the Lubbock Area Affiliate's Grant and Mission funding history, click here.