Freedom to Screen Program at Northwest Hospital Receives Komen Maryland Grant

The Freedom to Screen program at Northwest Hospital has been awarded a grant from Susan G. Komen Maryland to continue its vital work in reaching underserved women in Baltimore City and County. This year, Komen Maryland awarded $1,011,803 to only 14 grant programs across the state; Freedom to Screen received $87,849. This year, Komen’s emphasis was primarily on expanding and enhancing diagnostic and screening services across Baltimore City, Southern Maryland and the Eastern Shore. pink ribbon

Freedom to Screen’s core goals are awareness and prevention: The program makes women more knowledgeable about their risks of breast cancer, and helps un-and-underinsured women navigate the resources that can limit these risks, such as breast cancer screenings, clinical breast exams, mammograms and follow-up diagnostic procedures.

This year, the Freedom to Screen program broadened its reach by partnering with Nueva Vida, a non-profit organization that advocates for medically-underserved Latinas with cancer. Nueva Vida is the only organization of its kind in the Mid-Atlantic; its bilingual staff guides women and their families through the medical system and helps them tap into the lifesaving services and treatments they need.

Freedom to Screen is also heavily invested in community outreach and education. The program’s guiding principles is every woman should be empowered to make the best decisions for her health, and that knowledge is the first step to this empowerment.

- Laura Bogart

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