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2016 Grants NENY Grants Awarded
List of 2016 Current Community Grant Recipients
Camp Bravehearts, Inc. - Oncology Camp for Women- $20,000 Survivorship, Education - Enables women living with breast cancer an opportunity to share life experiences with others in similar circumstances through weekend retreats, one-day programs and events; targets women who are underserved, minorities, the young and residents of rural counties with high incidence or mortality rates of breast cancer.
To Life! - Educational Outreach to Underrepresented Minorities- $20,000 Education - Providing culturally sensitive breast health workshops, lecture forums, support groups, and individual outreach in the community, along with breast health mentors and navigators to work within existing community networks and provide one-on-one support; especially directed towards African American and Hispanic women where the need is the greatest. Additionally they hold a full day Women’s Health Conference. Partnerships with Centro Civico in Amsterdam will help cross existing cultural barriers.
YWCA of Northeastern New York - Encore: Take Charge of Your Health- $20,000 Education - Outreach to minority women residing in Schenectady, Montgomery and Fulton counties in the form of educational sessions. These sessions provide women with information about breast cancer awareness and how to find a physician or clinic to have a breast exam or mammogram. The information provided in these sessions will reduce the number of deaths due to breast cancer by giving women the information knowledge and power to take control of their health needs.
Breast Cancer Options - Support, Health Advocacy and Information- $19,625 Education - Retreat and support groups for women with metastatic breast cancer. The goal of these workshops is to provide women with skills such as stress reduction, management of side effects, financial management, information about nutrition and exercise, and communication with doctors and healthcare providers.
Creative Healing Connections - Oncology Retreat for Women- $16,028 Survivorship and Education - Offers breast cancer survivors the opportunity to attend a 3 day Arts and Healing Retreat for Women Living with Cancer or Chronic Illness in Raquette Lake, NY. Creative Healing connections partners with the VA hospital to support female veterans who are also breast cancer survivors. The retreat provides a safe space where women who have experienced cancer or other chronic illnesses can come together. Retreat participants share stories and emotions. Through sharing, they find a support network.
To Life! – Weekend Wellness with To Life! - $4,954 - To Life! will hold two full day weekend wellness workshops for breast cancer survivors living in Columbia, Greene and Schenectady counties.
Saratoga Hospital – Saratoga Hospital Center for Breast Care, Education for Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer Patients - $4,500 – The Saratoga Hospital Center for Breast Cancer will provide breast cancer patients with the “Breast Cancer Treatment Handbook” and other high quality educational materials which will be used to educate them about their diagnosis and treatment.
Albany Medical College – Capital Region Cancer Research 2016 Conference - $2,400 – The Capital Region Cancer Center will present a one-day symposium to bring together investigators in the New York Capital Region to educate attendees on cancer and promote research interactions among Albany area researchers aimed at curing cancer. The conference will be held in November 2016.