With its first round of grants, the Women’s Breast Health Fund of the Community Foundation is investing $550,000 in three innovative programs with potential to improve the quality of life for women who are breast cancer survivors as well as for their loved ones.
Grants focus on key areas of concern that were identified in an assessment of area needs, including the challenge of finding available services, were made to the following organizations for these amounts and purposes:
- Baptist Health Foundation, $300,000 over 18 months to support the Community Navigation Program for Breast Cancer Survivors (with match support of $100,000 from Baptist Health Foundation).
- Center for Palliative and Supportive Care at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, $100,126, to support the Greater Birmingham Partnership for Supportive Care of Breast Cancer Survivors.
- School of Nursing, University of Alabama at Birmingham, $150,000 over two years to support the Young Breast Cancer Survivors Network.
Learn more about these collaborative efforts and the local needs assessment that set the stage for these first grant awards. And stay tuned as we look for important positive changes on the lives of survivors and their loved ones now.