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Access is using their
grant money to fund
the Breast Cancer
Prevention Services for
Low-Income Women in Dane County
project. Access is working to increase the
number of low-income women who are
receiving recommended mammogram
screenings through the use of a quality
improvement process, increased case
management and outreach services, and
patient incentives.
“Low income women are in a
greater risk category for health disparities
because they may not get the early
detection services they need, such as
detecting breast cancer through a mammogram,”
explains Quall.

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  • 1. Page  SUSAN G. KOMEN MADISON RACE FOR THE CURE® • komenmadison.org Sunday, May 9, 2010 Race proceeds impact vital community programs By SHARI GASPER Komen for the Cure Grants Program to for Capital Newspapers fund research. To date, Komen Madison Every time a pink Schwinn® Hope™ has sent approximately $900,000 to this Jogging Stroller or Schwinn Hope Gas national program and UW-Madison has Scooter is sold across the nation, a por- received approximately $2.5 million in tion of the proceeds of the sales supports competitive grant funding from Komen. breast cancer awareness and research. “The Komen organization, overall, That is good news for the Madison has provided over $5 million to research- Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the ers and community programs in Dane Cure®. In fact, it is excellent news that County,” says Laila Robbins, outreach has added up to a $100,000 donation and grants coordinator for the Madison from Pacific Cycle, a global supplier of Affiliate. Schwinn products, headquartered in This year Komen Madison is proud to Madison. provide over $613,000 to 12 organiza- “It’s the largest single donation to tions sponsoring 14 programs in Dane our organization in history,” says Laura County. Richards, development director for the “Since 1999, we have provided $2.7 Madison Affiliate. “The money will be million to our community through our used to support our local grants pro- grants program,” Robbins adds. “Our gram.” The start of the 2009 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. community grants program benefits To Lori Heimerl, senior mass marketing breast cancer and breast health programs manager at Pacific Cycle, the donation “I want this money to provide support, all donations and fund raising proceeds from non-profit organizations, govern- is more than business. “This is very per- treatment and research to women bat- generated by the affiliate, 75 percent mental agencies, and educational institu- sonal to me as my mother Carole passed tling breast cancer in the Madison area.” stays in Dane County. The remaining 25 tions in Dane County.” away from breast cancer,” says Heimerl. Heimerl’s wish will be honored. Like percent goes to the national Susan G. Meg Gaines, director at Center for
  • 2. Sunday, May 9, 2010 SUSAN G. KOMEN MADISON RACE FOR THE CURE® • komenmadison.org Page  Patient Partnerships, says the grants the “Our promise is to end breast cancer Center receives from Komen Madison forever by empowering people, ensuring The Madison Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® make a huge difference in the organiza- quality care for all and energizing science 2010-11 Dane County Grantees tion’s success. to find the cures,” says Robbins. “We “The grant money is absolutely vital provide funding to non-profit organiza- Access Community Health Centers Monona Public Library Breast Cancer Prevention Services for Monona Library Komen Collection in making our programs possible,” says tions in Dane County that foster this mis- Low-income Women in Dane County Mr. Eric Plumb, Assistant Library Director Gaines. sion.” Dr. Ken Loving, Chief Medical Officer Monona Public Library This year, the Center is using two Susan Corrado, parish nurse at Allied Ms. Tammy Quall, Development and 1000 Nichols Road Komen grants to support its Dane Wellness Center, serves as a liaison to Community Relatons Officer Monona, WI 53716 County Advocacy Safety Net Project and residents in the Allied Drive commu- Access Community Health Centers (608) 216-7455 the Online Komen Self-Advocacy and nity in getting their health care needs 2901 W. Beltline Highway, Suite 120 erickplumb@mononalibrary.org Survivorship Programs. met. Through the WE CAN (Wellness Madison, WI 53713 UW Carbone Cancer Center (608) 443-5500 “These programs will empower Education and Cancer Awareness Conference: Do You Hear What I Hear? Ken.Loving@uwmf.wisc.edu women to be self advocates in getting Network) project, supported by a Komen Dr. James Cleary, Cancer Control Program Leader the right care at the right time at the grant, trained project leaders are hosting African American Council of Churches, Inc: Craig Robida, Project Leader right place,” says Gaines. outreach efforts. The Witness Project of Madison UW Carbone Cancer Center African American Women’s Participation in UW Hospitals and Clinics At Access Community Health Centers, “These leaders are a positive presence Breast Cancer Outreach and Navigation 600 Highland Avenue, K4/658 development and community relations in their neighborhood,” says Corrado. Dr. Michelle DeBose Madison, WI 53792 officer Tammy Quall agrees the grant “They provide educational information African American Council of Churches (608) 263-4982 money is a godsend. about breast cancer prevention and 605 Spruce Street crrobida@uwcarbone.wisc.edu “We couldn’t do health resources to Madison, WI 53715 UW Hospital and Clinics parts of our programs This year Komen Madison their neighbors.” (608) 658-3758 UWHC Breast Cancer Treatment Services without the grant, and The grant money debosemm@yahoo.com Ms. Terri White, Manager Breast Clinic the things we could do is proud to provide from Komen Madison is Allied Wellness Center UW Hospital and Clinics would take a lot longer used for training, host- WE CAN! And SASSY! 600 Highland Avenue without the support of over $613,000 ing events and supply- Ms. Susan Corrado. Parish Nurse G3/124 MC 1840 Komen Madison,” says ing educational mate- Allied Wellness Center Madison, WI 53792 to 12 organizations 2225 Allied Drive #2 (608) 261-0965 Quall. rials. Allied Wellness Madison, WI 53711-4575 twhite@uwhealth.org Access is using their sponsoring 14 programs Center is also using (608) 274-7006 Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Control grant money to fund the grant to promote a Susan.corrado@oakwoodvillage.net Program the Breast Cancer in Dane County. program called SASSY Breast Cancer Recovery Breast Cancer Task Force Prevention Services for (Save a Sister, Save Sharing the Knowledge Dr. Amy Trentham-Dietz, Associate Professor Low-Income Women in Dane County Yourself) which offers salon gift certifi- Ms. Karen Christianson, Board Chair Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Control project. Access is working to increase the cates to women who receive their first or Claire Bitner, Development Assistant Program number of low-income women who are overdue mammogram. 2800 Royal Avenue, Suite 306 307 Warf Building, 610 Walnut Street receiving recommended mammogram Thanks to community grants from the Madison, WI 53713 Madison, WI 53726 screenings through the use of a qual- Madison Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for Claire@bcrecovery.org (608) 263-1946 ity improvement process, increased case the Cure, a dozen local organizations are (608) 661-4178 trentham@wisc.edu management and outreach services, and able to fund these unique programs relat- Center for Patient Partnerships Wisconsin Well Woman Program patient incentives. ed to breast health education, screening • Dane County Advocacy Safety Net Project • Increasing Breast Cancer Screening for African “Low income women are in a or treatment. Every dollar makes a differ- • Online Komen Self-Advocacy and Survivorship American Women Ms. Meg Gaines, Director • Treatment Access Fund greater risk category for health dispari- ence. As more people participate in the Center for Patient Partnerships Ms. Kari Severt ties because they may not get the early Susan G. Komen Madison Race for the 975 Bascom Mall Public Health – Madison & Dane County detection services they need, such as Cure® each year, more funds are raised Madison, WI 53706 210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Rm. 507 detecting breast cancer through a mam- to continue to support these worthy pro- (608) 265-6267 Madison, WI 53703-3346 mogram,” explains Quall. grams. mgaines@wisc.edu (608) 242-6392 Komen Madison knows this and has “It’s impressive to know that most of ksievert@publichealthmdc.com Gilda’s Club Madison upped its efforts to educate low income the money stays in our community to Gilda’s Club Madison Program Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation and racial/ethnic minority populations help our family, friends and fellow resi- Ms. Gail Nichols, Executive Director B-SMART and STAY-SMART: in Dane County about breast cancer dents of Dane County when they need Gilda’s Club Madison Reducing Stress and Facilitating Coping and to provide the health services these help,” says Gaines. “Komen Madison 7907 UW Health Court While Living with Breast Cancer women need despite their ability to puts the resources in place to do this.” Madison, WI 53562 Dr. Teri Woods (608) 828-8860 Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation pay. In its partnership with Center for Visit komenmadison.org to read more gnichols@gildasclubmadison.org 2503 Todd Drive Patient Partnerships, Access Community about our community grants under the Madison, WI 53713 Health Centers and other grant recipi- What We Do tab. You can also make a (608) 320-0470 ents, Komen is increasing its forces in the donation in honor of, or in memory of, a Tewoods123@gmail.com battle to end breast cancer forever. loved one, or register for this year’s Race.