2016-2017 Grant Recipients
Since the mid-1990’s, Komen North Louisiana has funded almost $5.1 million in local breast health programs and $1.5 million in national scientific evidence based breast cancer research. The local programs currently being funded include:
Pictured: St. Luke’s Mobile Medical Ministry, MLK Health Center, Partners in Wellness
Delhi Rural Clinic, Richland Parish Hospital: NELA Breast Cancer Awareness & Education Collaboration Project
Serving the economically depressed Delta area, this program provides breast health education and screenings for the uninsured and underinsured patients. For more information, call 318-878-3737
LTP Medical Mobile, Health Hut: Increase Screening
Focusing on Lincoln parish residents, this program is aimed to provide mammograms for the uninsured and underinsured.
For more information, call 512-1212
Franklin Medical Center: FMC Breast Health Fund
Designed to address the health and financial hardships of patients in need of breast health services. The program serves the Medicaid ineligible and uninsured populations of Franklin and Tensas parishes. For more information, call 318-435-9411
Louisiana Cancer Foundation: Breast Cancer Screening
This project will target women aged 40 and older living in NELA that need a first time baseline or annual mammogram. The goal of this program is to detect breast cancer at an early stage.
For more information, call 318-966-1900
MLK Health Center & Pharmacy: Women’s Health Program
This program provides breast health education, screening and navigation services for medically underserved women in NWLA. Program staff includes an African American Women’s Health Advocate and an Hispanic Women’s Health Advocate who utilize an array of outreach, education and special events, such as Mammograms & Manicures, to promote breast cancer awareness and screening. For more information, call 318-227-2912 Ext. 5
Morehouse General Hospital: Breast Health Voucher Program
The Breast Health Voucher Program offers free or low cost mammograms and diagnostics to financially qualifying individuals. Contact the mammography department at the hospital to see if you qualify and set up an appointment. For more information, call 318-283-3600.
LSU Health Sciences Center-Shreveport/Feist-Weiller Cancer Center: Partners in Wellness
The Feist-Weiller Cancer Center has an established health care screening program designed for early detection and disease prevention in underserved populations. PIW currently offers free screening mammograms to the population of North Louisiana regardless of patients ability to pay in both the stationary clinic in Shreveport and the mobile unit that travels throughout North LA. To make an appointment, call 318-813-4020.
Richardson Medical Center: Rayville Breast Cancer Screening Project
Offering free or low cost mammograms and diagnostics to financially qualifying individuals. Contact the mammography department at the hospital to see if you qualify and set up an appointment. For more information, call 318-728-4181.
St. Luke’s Episcopal Mobile Medical Ministry
St. Luke’s Mobile Medical combines breast health education and clinical breast exams at our mobile medical clinics in the rural and urban communities of Northwest Louisiana to decrease barriers, increase options and provide women with the tools that they need to obtain life-saving breast screenings. For more information, call 318-424-0156.
Union General Hospital: Union Parish, Together We Can Be Cancer Free
Provides mammograms and educational outreach to low income, underserved women. Target population is women age 40 and older who have not had a mammogram in a year or more and are uninsured or underinsured. For more information, call 318-368-9751
Breast Cancer Monthly Support Group Meetings: Meets on the fourth Thursday of the month from 5:30-6:30pm at The Breast Center at 1505 East Bert Kouns Industrial Loop (near Tinseltown) in Shreveport. You do not have to be a Christus Health patient to attend. All Survivors are welcome! For more information, contact Denise Tindall at 318-453-7674
Gas Transportation Cards: Available for qualified breast cancer patients at CHRISTUS Schumpert Cancer Treatment Center. For more information, talk to your social worker.
Gas Transportation Cards: Available for qualified breast cancer patients at Feist-Weiller Cancer Center. For more information, talk to your social worker.
Temporary Financial Assistance: C. Wright Pink Ribbon Project provides temporary assistance to qualified breast cancer patients (ex. utility bills, rent). For more information, contact Catherine Wright at 318-773-8464.
Young Survival Coalition North LA (ages 40 and under): Anne Embry is a YSC trained support volunteer. As a young breast cancer survivor, she provides support and outreach to other young survivors and newly diagnosed patients throughout North Louisiana. Focusing on video chat/facetime/texting and electronic communication to the young and young at heart, Anne is a friendly voice and encouraging friend. For more information, call 318-220-7050.