REDLANDS, Calif. – June 18, 2013 –Susan G. Komen® Inland Empire has awarded a $50,000 grant to Redlands
Community Hospital’s Women’s Health Imaging Center for uninsured/underinsured
women with abnormal mammograms.
At the Women’s Health Imaging Center, the grant from Komen Inland
Empire will support the Navigation Assistance program, an initiative to
contact referred women each month who have physicians’ orders for
follow-up on abnormal mammograms. The grant will cover the cost of their
diagnostics/post-diagnostics at Medicare rates, and will enhance the patient
navigation knowledge and skills of WHIC staff.
“The Komen for the Cure grant is a generous gift to the women in
our community,” said Tara
Cauthron RDMS, RT(R)(M), Manager of the Women’s Health Imaging Center. “WHIC will conduct
outreach to major physician groups to make them aware of no-cost diagnostics.
All of WHIC’s breast patients will receive state-of-the-art navigation
support thanks in large part to this grant.”
Susan G. Komen for the Cure is the world’s largest breast cancer
organization, and the Inland Empire Affiliate is one of more than 120
Affiliates on the front lines dedicated to ending breast cancer in their
communities. Komen Affiliates fund innovative programs that help women
and men overcome the cultural, social, educational and financial barriers
to accessing breast health care.
“At Komen Inland Empire, we conducted a needs assessment of our community
and discovered a gap in for women who have had abnormal mammograms but
may not be able to afford any follow up diagnostics or treatment,”
said Sarah Bryant, Mission Programs Manager. “We are confident that
through the Women’s Health Imaging Center, these patients will have
access to the medical attention that they need.”
Redlands Community Hospital is an independent, not for profit, stand-alone hospital.
About Susan G. Komen®: Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do
everything in her power to end breast cancer forever, and in 1982, that
promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Komen Inland Empire is part
of the world’s largest and most progressive grassroots network fighting
breast cancer. Since 1999, Komen Inland Empire has invested nearly $6
million in community breast cancer programs across Riverside and San Bernardino
Counties. Seventy-five percent of the net proceeds from the Komen Inland
Empire Race for the Cure®, and other donations, remain in our service
area for mission programs to provide breast health/breast cancer education,
screening, patient navigation, diagnostic services and treatment support
programs for uninsured/underinsured women and families in Riverside and
San Bernardino Counties, while 25 percent supports the Susan G. Komen
for the Cure Award and Research Program.
Komen Promise: to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring
quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures.
Online registration is now open for the
15th Annual Komen Inland Empire Race for the Cure® on Sunday, October 20th, 2013 at the Promenade Temecula. For more information,
call (951) 676-PINK (7465) or visit