2006-2007 Grant Recipients

Bethesda Women’s Health Center
10301 Hagen Ranch Road, Suite #920
Boynton Beach, Florida 33437
Project Director: Elizabeth Perez Angelia Palahunik  561-374-5305
To schedule a mammogram: (561) 374-5700; to qualify call (561) 374-5308

Center for Breast Care @ Boca Raton Community Hospital   
690 Meadows Road
Boca Raton, Florida 33486
Project Director: Becky Southern, Interim Director; 561-955-3732
To schedule a mammogram: (561) 955-2547

Glades General Hospital 
1201 South Main Street
Belle Glade, FL
Project Director: Mary Weeks 561-996-6571
To schedule a mammogram: (561) 996-6571, ext 286

H.O.P.E. Project Mobile Mammography Van
621 Clearwater Park Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Project Director: Maryanne Bohatyritz, Executive Director
To schedule a mammogram: (561) 659-4278

Jupiter Medical Center, Women’s Diagnostic Center
1025 North Military Trail, Suite 200
Jupiter, Florida 33458     Gail Cooper-Parks  561-427-0128
Project Director: William Harders, Director of Imaging Services
To schedule a mammogram: (561) 744-4414
* Mammograms done at the address listed above, not at Jupiter Medical Center

Martin Memorial Hospital Diagnostic Centers  
Martin Memorial Diagnostic Center
2396 SE Ocean Boulevard
Stuart, Florida 34996   Contact: Josie Gingerick  772-223-5945, ext 3326

St. Lucie West Diagnostic Center (a satellite facility of Martin Memorial Hospital)
1095 N.W. St. Lucie Blvd.
Port St. Lucie, FL 34986
Project Director: Vicki L. Buchanan, Financial Coordinator
To schedule a mammogram at either facility: (772) 288-5817

Florida Community Health Centers, Inc. & Radiology Imaging Associates (RIA)
2306 Nebraska Avenue
Fort Pierce, FL  34950
Project Director: R. J. Raffa, MD Dr. Robert Trenschel (Florida Community  Resource) 561-844-9443
Project Director: Dr. R.J. Raffa (Radiology Imaging) 772-464-1650
To schedule a mammogram: (772) 464-1650
* Mammograms done at Radiology Imaging Associates at the address listed above.

Community Education & Special Program Grants

Bethesda Women’s Health Center:  “Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Risk” The Risk Assessment Program provides genetic counseling and testing to individuals who are candidates for testing but do not have the means or medical insurance to obtain testing.
Project Director: Rica Supnet (561) 374-5300

Bethesda Women’s Health Center: “Breast Health Navigator” The Breast Health Navigator is a registered nurse who is certified in Breast Health.  The Navigator assists all patients needing education and information regarding breast health.  The Navigator counsels patients referred for biopsy and diagnosed with breast cancer as well as provides support for family members.
Project Director: Angelia Palahunik (561) 374-5300

Florida Resource Center for Women & Children, Inc.:  “Woman to Woman Community Health Project” This is an innovative and unique program that provides victims of domestic violence and/or those at-risk, with breast health care education, patient navigation and other supportive services, targeting the areas of Central and Southern Palm Beach County.
Project Director: Shandra Dawkins & Jane Wagley (561) 848-8383

Focus for the Cure:  This unique media campaign is focused on good breast heath and breast cancer education including information about early detection and free and/or low cost screening mammography information. Segments are 2-minutes in length and aired once a week for 52 weeks during the evening news. Partners in collaboration involved in this project are WPTV Channel 5 (NBC), Jakows Productions, Inc. and The Susan G. Komen Foundation South Florida Affiliate.      Komen South Florida Affiliate (561) 841-0041

Hadassah Florida Atlantic Region:  “Check It Out” This program presents breast health programs in assemblies in school districts throughout Palm Beach county with high school age women.  It instructs and emphasizes the importance of regular and correct BSE.  The program also discusses risk factors of breast cancer. Each assembly includes a breast cancer survivor sharing her story, a health educator and video on BSE.
Program Coordinators: Ellen Hodges and Fran Sachs (561) 498-1012

Jewish Family Service (Ruth Rales):  “Lymphedema Education & Self Care”   The cancer support program at Ruth Rales Jewish Family Service in South Palm Beach county provides three Lymphedema education workshops in the community and monthly education and self-care sessions for women at risk for, or currently living with Lymphedema.  The workshops facilitators include a lymphedema specialist, an oncologist and a mental health clinician.
Program Director: Patricia Hartog (561) 852-3333

Jupiter Medical Center: “Breast Cancer Patient Navigator” The breast cancer patient navigator is an oncology nurse who will provide services to all newly diagnosed breast cancer patients. The navigator will help guide breast cancer patients through the difficult and confusing maze of appointments and decisions to be made. The navigator will assist patients through their entire course of care: providing both patient and family members with ongoing education and support.
Project Director: Brenda Gordon (561) 743-5069

Jupiter Medical Center: “Breast Cancer Patient Resource Package” This program provides educational resources to women diagnosed with breast cancer.  It includes books/booklets discussing treatment options, aftercare, etc.  In addition to these books each breast cancer patient facing surgery at Jupiter Medical Center will be provided with a Softee Garment.  These garments have been designed specifically for recovery after breast surgery.
Project Director: Brenda Gordon (561) 743-5069

Jupiter Medical Center: “Breast Health Program for Seniors” This unique program is geared toward women age 60 and over to increase awareness regarding breast health and the importance of breast self-examination, clinical breast examination and mammography. This outreach program will bring Triple Touch Trained Breast Self-Examination Instructors into Assisted Living Facilities, Civic Groups, Churches and any other interested groups. Partners in collaboration involved with the Komen Foundation with this project are The Retirement Research Foundation and the Jupiter Medical Center. Project Director: Brenda Gordon (561) 743-5069

Komen Foundation South Florida Affiliate 2007 Calendar and Resource Guide: This calendar educates women and men about the importance of monthly breast self-exams (BSE), annual mammograms and that early detection saves lives. The Calendar has information about good breast health along with important local & national resources including websites & support groups. In addition, our calendar shows memorable photographs from The Race for the Cure®, highlighting our core of wonderful volunteers as well as special events hosted throughout the year by local community supporters.       Komen South Florida Affiliate (561) 841-0041

Martin Memorial Cancer Center: “Breast Health Navigator” This program’s purpose is to act as a guide through the health care system.  The team’s goal is to navigate patients, including those with and without health insurance, giving them access to care and services in a timely fashion in our community.  The Breast Health Navigator Team consists of an oncology certified registered nurse and a licensed clinical oncology social worker, who are experienced in cancer care.  They would offer screening for eligibility of any needed services, including referrals, along with information and counseling focused on the special needs of a special cancer population.
Project Director: Debra Lewandowski (772) 223-5945 x3717

Martin Memorial Cancer Center: “Genetic Education, Screening & Testing” This program offers genetic education, counseling and testing for the BRCA1 or 2 gene mutation to those with patients who do not have insurance or the insurance company specifically excludes genetic testing.
Program Director: Debra Lewandowski (772) 223-5945 ext 3717

Migrant Workers’  Association of South Florida: “Caridad Health Clinic-Breast Care Program” This program provides breast care education, mammograms and referrals for women living in rural areas of Palm Beach County who receive free health care at the Caridad Health Clinic.  Healthcare includes annual breast and gynecological exams.  This unique one-stop program provides group education sessions on the Triple Touch self-breast exam technique and breast health with culturally appropriate presentations and materials followed immediately by a baseline or annual follow-up mammogram.  This approach reduces barriers of transportation, language and time while promoting a trusting relationship with Caridad.  The Patient Liaison expertly guides women through every step of the program.
Project Director: Lucille Guzman (561) 369-0932 Ext. 105

Minority Development & Empowerment: “Breast Cancer Education & Navigation Program for Haitian Women” This program offers an educational, training and navigation assistance program that is experientially relevant, linguistically sensitive and culturally competent.  Through community and neighborhood outreach, education, awareness, linkage to mammography screening and help with accessing care for the treatment of breast cancer, the program will empower and support participants to take responsibility for their personal health.
Project Director: Maude Beauge   561-296-5722

Palm Beach Cancer Institute Foundation, Inc.:  “Breast Cancer Gene Testing Project for High Risk Breast Cancer Families” The Cancer Genetic Screening and Counseling Program provides breast cancer gene testing and counseling to those individuals in the underserved population, who have a strong family history of early onset breast cancer. A risk assessment will follow criteria set by the American Society of Clinical Oncology, to determine which individuals meet these criteria. If an individual man or woman is found to be at high risk or carrying a BRCA (breast cancer gene) mutation, they will be offered counseling and testing.  Partners in collaboration involved in this project with the Komen Foundation are the Palm Beach Cancer Institute Foundation, Inc. and Good Samaritan Medical Center.
Project Director: Cathryn Kirvin (561) 366-4118

Planned Parenthood of the Palm Beach and Treasure Coast Area, Inc.:  “Breast Health Community Education” This program reaches culturally diverse populations in both educational and community settings in Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie Counties. The most current breast health information, including prevention and treatment options is provided in presentations available to high schools, faith-based organizations, and community groups in both English and Spanish. The goals of this program are to break the cycle of high-risk behavior and to promote early breast cancer screening habits among women in our local community through increased knowledge and healthy lifestyles. Presentations are free of charge and may be scheduled by calling Planned Parenthood.
Project Director: Maria Kulp (561) 848-6402 Ext.305

United Deliverance Community Resource Center, Inc.: “Minority Breast Cancer Awareness Project” This project has three parts: breast health screening, including history and clinical breast examination; breast health education in both individual and group sessions targeting ages 13 and up; referrals and follow-up of women 40 years and older who need a mammogram.
Program Director: Jemelia Murvin (561) 659-7988

South Florida Affiliate Treatment Funding

Bethesda Memorial Hospital 
2815 South Seacrest Blvd.
Boynton Beach, Florida 33435
Contact: Robert B. Hill, CEO
Contact: Angelia Palhunik, Director

Boca Raton Community Hospital   
800 Meadows Road
Boca Raton, Florida 33486
Contact: Gary Strack, President, CEO
Contact: Larraine Chrystal, Director

Jupiter Medical Center     
1210 S. Old Dixie Hwy.
Jupiter, Florida 33458
Contact: TBA
Contact: Brenda Gordon, Administrative Director Oncology Services

Martin Memorial Hospital
200 S.E. Hospital Avenue
PO Box 9010
Stuart, Florida 34995
Contact: Richmond M. Harmon, President, CEO
Contact: Cindy Pingolt, Assistant Administrator Professional Services