The Montana Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® awarded community grants to the following organization to fill unmet breast health needs in our state:
St. Vincent Healthcare Foundation: St. Vincent Healthcare Mobile Digital Mammography Outreach $30,000-Increasing the number of patience who recieve digital mammograms in Eastern Montana.
Billings Clinic Foundation: Women’s Wellness Screenings in Central & Eastern Montana $29,987- Providing free mammograms to un-insured and under-insured women from Red Lodge to Miles City.
Northern Montana Health Care Foundation: Komen Mammography Project $14,977- Supporting health care services and education alot the Hi-Line region.
Big Horn County Hospital Association: Caring Hands for Women’s Health $15,000- Working with un-insured and under-insured women to provide mammaograms, screening and diagnostic testing.
Messengers for Health: Traditional Relationships to Teach Contemporary Health $15,000- Increase awareness and education among Native American women by one on one meetings, workshops and presentations.
Barrett Hospital Foundation: Southwest Montana Mammography Program $6,784- Complementary breast health screening to women in the rural patience service area, along with mammograms, breast exams and ultrasounds for those who qualify.
Montana Cancer Institute Foundation: Going Pink on the Red Road $30,000- Implementing a culturally- based community engagement model to identify barriers and develop effective breast health promotion approaches in Indian Country.
St. Joseph Medical Center: Lake County Team Up to Defeat Breast Cancer $25,813- Providing the women of Lake County and the surrounding area breast education and free mammorgrams to those who qualify.
Rocky Boy Health Board: Healing Through the Arts: Native American Cancer Issues $6,000
The concept of Healing through Culture and Art: Native American Cancer Issues will bring community awareness of breast cancer and cancer related issues to the Rocky Boy’s Reservation. The collaboration team will present the issues utilizing the western world view blending the cultural/spiritual/traditional world view on the concept of cancer and cancer related issues.
Center for Prevention & Wellness at Salish Kootenai College: Women 4 Wellness Health Fair (4th Annual) $3,000
Woman 4 Wellness is an annual event hosted by the Center for Prevention & Wellness, a department at Salish Kootenai College in Pablo, Montana. The targeted audience is Native American Women, however all women are represented at the event. The health fair has reached more than 3000 women in the past three years. Participants have represented over 15 Montana counties and several other states. Women 4 Wellness allows opportunities for women with or without health insurance to seek free screenings and exams.
Casting for Recovery, Inc.: Casting for Recovery, Montana Trailhead Country $2,000
Casting for Recovery was founded on the principles that the natural world is a healing force and that cancer survivors deserve one weekend, free of charge and free of the stresses from medical treatment, home, or workplace, to experience something new and challenging while enjoying beautiful surroundings within an intimate, safe, and nurturing structure. The Montana Trailhead Country program was formed in 2008 and supports this mission by offering one retreat each year for women in Eastern Montana.
Chouetau County Cancer Support Group: Celebrate Life $2,000
The Chouetau County Cancer Support Group has earned a reputation of honorable support for community members diagnosed with cancer in our County. On learning of a diagnosis they send a card and $150 stipend and deliver a blanket to those undergoing continual treatment. They have helped over 180 individuals and their families.