Susan G. Komen Central, Eastern Virginia branch closes due to COVID-19

Susan G. Komen Central, Eastern Virginia branch closes due to COVID-19
Susan G. Komen Global Headquarters announced in 2020 a national reorganization to centralize operations and unify mission programs across the organization.

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 helpline@komen.org.

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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