Susan G. Komen ® Central and South Jersey Affiliate Funds JFS Women’s Health Network for Sixth Year

Posted on June 28, 2016

With funding from the Susan G. Komen Central & South Jersey Affiliate, JFS founded the Women’s Health Network six years ago to offer breast health awareness and reduce barriers to mammography diagnostic screenings. This program was funded again in 2016, to ensure even more women will receive potential life-saving access to breast health education and screenings.

Utilizing nursing and case management support, JFS has helped at least 2,000 women learn risk factors associated with breast cancer through educational workshops and personalized consultations since the program’s inception in 2011. More than 750 of these women have received potentially lifesaving mammograms and follow-up diagnostic tests. By promoting education, JFS increases participation in annual and diagnostic breast cancer screenings among women age 40 and older. 

“Many women in Atlantic County, particularly those who have lost their jobs or have few resources, would not attend to their breast health without JFS’ Women’s Health Network,” says Sharon Simon, Director of Women’s Health Network.

Recently, JFS was able to facilitate a breast screening on the Mobile Mammography Van for an Atlantic City woman who had lost her job and health benefits. She had not had a mammogram in five years. Through the Network’s nurse navigation services, this woman had the support to follow through on recommended diagnostic screenings which resulted in a cancer diagnosis. Since then, she has had potentially life-saving breast cancer surgery. JFS would not be able to provide this type of early intervention without funding from the Central and South Jersey Affiliate of Susan G. Komen®.

As a Visionary Donor of the agency, the Central and South Jersey Affiliate of Susan G. Komen® has provided more than $330,000 in funds to JFS over the last six years.

As a Komen grantee, JFS supports the Susan G. Komen Central and South Jersey Race for the Cure® scheduled for Sunday, November 6, 2016, at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, NJ.  Please join JFS and the Central and South Jersey Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® in our mission to help save lives and end breast cancer by signing up as a walker, runner or donor. at www.komencsnj.org/race.