Presbyterian Healthcare was recently awarded several grants totaling $232,870 from Susan G. Komen for the Cure Charlotte. These grants were part of the larger $1.4 million Komen distributed to 24 local nonprofit organizations. Presbyterian was presented with these funds in honor of their dedication to making cancer services available to all populations.
Presbyterian will use these funds for prevention, education and early detection for underserved women, as well as, patient financial assistance and clinical supplies. The programs and facilities benefitting from the grant include:
• Presbyterian Cancer Center
• Presbyterian Hospital Matthews
• Presbyterian Hospital Huntersville
• Presbyterian Buddy Kemp Cancer Support Center
• Presbyterian Cancer Rehabilitation & Wellness Lymphedema Clinic
“We are very fortunate to have received these grants from Komen,” said Barbara Lipira, Vice President for Cancer Services at Presbyterian Healthcare, “the funds allow us to extend our reach into the community to raise awareness, promote early detection and improve outcomes for breast cancer.”
Komen Charlotte provides support to Mecklenburg County and the eight surrounding counties that border it. Komen Charlotte is dedicated to combating breast cancer at every front. Up to 75 percent of the affiliate’s net income goes toward funding grants to local hospitals and community organizations that provide breast health education and breast cancer screening and treatment programs for medically underserved women.
Presbyterian Cancer Center is a long-term partner with Komen Charlotte and continues to support its mission to save lives and end breast cancer forever. These dollars will provide vital screening services to women in neighboring communities. Presbyterian Cancer Center is also a recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. This is just one example of their commitment to providing medical knowledge, leading technology and nurturing care to patients and their families.