RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - The Susan G. Komen Central and eastern Virginia branch announced they will be closing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Susan G. Komen Global Headquarters announced in 2020 a national reorganization to centralize operations and unify mission programs across the organization.
For more than 23 years, Komen Central & Eastern Virginia has been committed to saving lives from breast cancer by funding breakthrough national research and investing in local community grants for much-needed breast health and breast cancer services.
In 2020 alone, Komen Central & Eastern Virginia is honored to have provided more than $200,000 to local community breast health service providers including:
- Bon Secours Richmond Health Care Foundation
- Heart of Virginia Free Clinic
- Riverside Healthcare Association
- Sentara Hospitals
- VCU Community Memorial Hospital
- Virginia Department of Health – Hampton Health District
- Western Tidewater Free Clinic
Moreover, Komen CEVA contributed an additional $80,000 in 2020 to the Komen Treatment Assistance Program to provide financial assistance to individuals in central and eastern Virginia facing a breast cancer diagnosis and invested over $115,000 in breakthrough research to prevent and cure this disease.
The branch says if you or a loved one needs more information about breast health or breast cancer, we encourage you to call the Komen Breast Care Helpline to speak with a trained specialist or oncology social worker at 1-877-GO KOMEN (1-877-465-6636) or email at email@example.com.
For more information about the Komen Treatment Assistance Program, click here or call 1-877-GO KOMEN (1-877-465-6636).
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