Breast cancer does not discriminate, affecting women regardless of race, ethnicity or social-economic status. This year, according to the American Cancer Society, more than 255,000 new cases will be diagnosed in the U.S., underscoring the importance of access to breast health education and care.
The Susan G. Komen Twin Tiers Region has awarded a $19,752 grant to Crouse Health Foundation to encourage women in Syracuse and Onondaga Country to seek breast cancer education and screening.
The overarching goal of the project is to promote the awareness of breast cancer to all women in the region, including those between the ages of 30 and 40 having strong family histories of breast cancer.
“This project will also support our Spirit of Women program to continue Crouse health’s mission and its focus on improving women’s health,” said Kathleen Miller Murphy, manager of community engagement. “We will now be able to build more relationships with women in our community and connect them with the breast care resources they need.”
Crouse’s Spirit of Women program educates, engages and empowers its 6,000 members to make more informed healthcare decisions. The Komen grant will enable Crouse Health and Spirit of Women to continue to collaborate with community groups, such as the local YMCA, Clear Path for Veterans and Breast Care Partners to increase breast health awareness.
Crouse will also be able to increase its outreach to women and their family members who may need financial help to receive the diagnostic services they need.
For more information about mammography screening at the Falk Breast Health Center, or to make an appointment, call 315-470-5880, or schedule your visit online now. To learn more about Crouse’s Spirit of Women, visit crouse.org/spirit.