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Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia Awarded Grant from Susan G. Komen Philadelphia to Help Fight Breast Cancer

Feb 05 2015

Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia is one of 15 organizations to receive grant money from Susan G. Komen Philadelphia® to provide early detection and treatment for breast cancer and to support patients in 2015-2016.

The $100,000 grant for Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia will fund its WIN program (Women in Need) which provides consultations,mammograms, ultrasounds, and biopsies at no charge for women who have a breast problem and do not have health insurance. Services are provided at the Marion-Louise Saltzman Women's Center located on the campus of Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia, 5501 Old York Road, Philadelphia, PA 19141.

"We are grateful for the funding and support that Einstein has received over the years from Susan G. Komen Philadelphia, says Lisa Jablon, MD, Director of the Breast Program for Einstein Healthcare Network. "The grant makes it possible for more than three hundred women to be treated each year through our WIN program."

As part of the program, women learn the importance of getting are gular mammogram, how often to get a mammogram, and how to perform a breast self-examination. In addition, women in the program meet with the Program/Outreach Coordinator at Einstein's Marion-Louise Saltzman Women's Center for help in applying for health insurance.

For 2015-2016, Susan G. Komen Philadelphia is awarding more than$1.3 million in total grant money to 15 organizations in Komen Philadelphia's fifteen-county service area in Southeastern Pennsylvania, South Jersey and Delaware. The grants are distributed to organizations that work with the medically underserved, including uninsured and underinsured and for individuals who may not receive adequate care due to barriers such as language or cultural differences. Grants are made possible by the organization's family of supporters, ranging from Race for the Cure sponsors and participants, to educational program sponsors to individual donors.

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