2007 Community Grant Recipients

2007 Grant Recipients * April 2007-May 2008

Organization Amite County Medical Services, Inc.
Project Director Pam T. Poole
Grant Amount $15,000
Project Description The grant will support breast and cervical education, early detection and follow-up care to a community health center’s underserved residents in Amite County, Mississippi.
Organization Hope Through Grace
Project Director Grace L. Butler
Grant Amount $15,000
Project Description The organization will provide colorectal cancer prevention education, screening and support services to its priority population in Houston, Texas. They will also address a related risk factor, obesity, through education, nutritional counseling and physical activity guidance.
Organization John W. Nick Foundation
Project Director Nancy E. Nick
Grant Amount $5,000
Project Description The Foundation, in Sebastian, Florida, will address an often neglected cancer – male breast cancer. They will further develop and enhance their organization’s Web site so as to better reach a national audience.
Organization Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care and Prevention
Project Director Josephine Class and Harold P. Freeman
Grant Amount $15,000
Project Description The grant will support the pioneering patient navigation initiatives of Dr. Harold Freeman which address cancer education, early detection and screening in the Harlem community in New York.
Organization St. Thomas Health Clinic
Project Director Mary Abell
Grant Amount $85,000
Project Description The grant will help rebuild prevention related services in Louisiana’s St. Thomas Community Health Clinic that provides breast cancer education and screening for women 40-49 years old in New Orleans.
Organization Syracuse University
Project Director Luvenia W. Cowart
Grant Amount $15,000
Project Description Syracuse University will to provide cancer education for African American men through health seminars and a barbershop education program in New York.
Organization University of New Mexico
Project Director Kristina Flores
Grant Amount $15,000
Project Description The Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Program will provide cancer education outreach to two Navajo communities in New Mexico.
Organization Washoe Tribal Health Center
Project Director Kim Neiman
Grant Amount $15,000
Project Description The Center will increase awareness and screening for colorectal and breast cancer through a state celebration event and a pow wow in Carson City, Nevada.