Medline to Award $150,000 in Breast Cancer Community Grants
By Medline Newsroom Staff | May 8, 2019
While the five-year survival rate for breast cancer has reached 90 percent when the disease is detected early, breast cancer remains the second leading cause of death among women in the United States. In order to support the communities and patients most impacted by this disease, Medline has begun accepting applications for the latest round of the Community Impact Grant Program for Breast Cancer Awareness.
The goal of the grants, $150,000 in total, with individual grants capped at $25,000, is to support organizations that help improve patient care, and enhance the quality of life of their patients and communities at-large. The grant program launched last year, the latest evolution of Medline’s longstanding commitment to supporting breast cancer awareness and prevention. Some of last year’s recipients include:
- Family Health Centers of Southwest Florida, who educated and assessed over 1,000 women in migrant and seasonal farmworker communities
- Leslie’s Week, who are providing 40 women with stage 4 metastatic breast cancer, and their families, the opportunity to take a vacation away from cancer
- WVU Foundation – Bonnie’s Buss, which screened 1,700 women in rural West Virginia with limited or no access to screening mammography.
“At Medline, it is our belief that people should have access to awareness, prevention and early detection, no matter where they live, to increase chances of survival,” says Karen Frey, senior philanthropy manager at Medline. “The breast cancer community is looking to corporate partners like Medline to that can invest resources to stimulate health equity and improve the well-being of the community. We share their passion, both for prevention and for an eventual cure and for solving treatment disparities between communities.”
Applications opened on April 16 and will close on August 30. Award recipients will be announced on or before October 15, 2019. Click here to begin an application for the Community Impact Grant Program for Breast Cancer Awareness. To learn more about past grant recipients, visit the Medline Newsroom.
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