2015-2016 Grant Recipients

2015-2016 Grantee Listing

This year we have awarded over $529,980.

We are proud to announce our Current Grantee Listing.
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Patient Care Programs:

Bethesda Women’s Health Center
Screening/Diagnostics/Treatment- $162,858
Location – Boynton Beach, serves Palm Beach County residents south of West Palm Beach
Project Director: Sabrina Lovazzano (561) 374-5304

Boca Raton Regional Hospital, Christine E. Lynn Women’s Health and Wellness Institute

Screening/Diagnostics- $100, 710
Location – Boca Raton, serves all Palm Beach County residents with a focus on Delray Beach & Boca Raton
Community Contact: Troy Bingham (561) 955-4294
Martin Memorial Health Systems
Screening/Diagnostics/Treatment- $93,764
Location – Stuart, serves Martin County and southern half of St. Lucie County South of Midway Road
Project Director: Diane Komara (772) 223-5945 x3771

Lakeside Medical Center
Screening/Diagnostics- $18,000

Location – Belle Glade, serves western Palm Beach County
Project Director: Bruce Sample (561) 996-6571

Pink Tie Friends, Inc.
Patient Care Financial Assistance- $18,648
Location- Stuart. Serves diagnosed breast cancer patients in Martin & St. Lucie Counties 
Community Contacts: Cheryl Norman Caldwell, (772) 785-8730

Whole Family Health Center 
Breast Cancer Screening & Prevention Program- $30,000
Location- Fort Pierce. Serves patients in St. Lucie County
Community Contact: Rashima Birks, (772) 468-9900

Navigation/Education Programs:

Bethesda Women’s Health Center
“Breast Health Navigator”- $24,000
The Breast Health Navigator program consists of a registered nurse who is certified in Breast Health. The Navigator assists all patients needing education and information regarding breast health; counsels patients referred for biopsy and diagnosed with breast cancer; and provides support for their family members.
Patient Navigator: Delmarie Butler (561) 374-5300
Boca Raton Regional Hospital, Christine E. Lynn Women’s Health and Wellness Institute
“Clinical Navigator Project”- $17,625
The Clinical Navigator program provides quality care based on a diverse patient population and community needs. The complexity of the health care system, including multiple appointments, testing, financial and personal concerns is addressed through this service. The Navigator offers support, education and clinical expertise allowing each patient to receive individualized care and attention.
Project Director: Shakira Sarquis-Kolber (561) 955-3772,
Patient Navigator Jackie Stumpf (561) 955-3382
Caridad Clinic, Inc.
“Breast Care Awareness Education Program”- $21,000
This program located at the Caridad Health Clinic provides breast care education, mammograms and referrals for women living in rural areas of Palm Beach County. This unique one-stop program provides culturally appropriate breast health awareness presentations and materials, followed 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.
Breast Health Program Coordinator: Lucille Guzman (561) 737-6336 Ext. 105

Community Health Center
“Breast Health Navigator”- $35,000

The purpose of the program is to provide Community Health Center’s (CHC) female clients with more in-depth breast health education and increase the number of CHC patients who receive navigation services to screenings, diagnostic mammograms, and biopsies. The Breast Health Navigator’s primary function is to guide CHC breast health patients through the health care system by assisting with access issues, developing relationships with service providers, and tracking interventions and outcomes. The Center located in West Palm Beach anticipates increasing by 25%, the number of CHC patients who enter, stay in, or progress through the continuum of breast health services.
Project Director:  Alida Bostwick (561) 840-8681

In the Image of Christ
“The Breast Health Liaison”-$17,750

The Breast Health Liaison program conducts outreach education and breast health referrals to residents of Fort Pierce. Preventative education and the importance of breast exams and mammograms are emphasized. This program increases both the awareness and access to early diagnosis and treatment, with the goal of reducing health care costs and mortality.
Project Director: Hazel Hoylman (772) 461-7788

Marie Louise Cancer Foundation
”Screening Saves Lives”- $20,000

The Marie Louise Cancer Foundation provides cancer education primarily to Haitians and Haitian Americans in need of breast cancer screenings and treatments in order to reduce morbidity and mortality resulting from late presentation in Haitian with cancers. The organization provides weekly breast cancer seminars, translation services and transportation services for breast cancer screening and treatment.
Founder: Marie Seide, (561) 752-2122

Martin Memorial Health Systems
“Breast Health Navigator Team”- $25,625

The Breast Health Navigator 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 offer screening for eligibility of any needed services, including referrals, along with information and counseling focused on the special needs of those with breast cancer. Additionally, the Navigator Team can help coordinate transportation for patients who have difficulty obtaining rides.
Breast Health Navigator: Carolyn Shore (772) 223-5645 x3774

For more information, please email
Lisa Hartstein or contact her by phone at 561-514-3020 Ext. 14


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