Current Grantees

Susan G. Komen® Wisconsin is the local source for funding breast cancer detection, support and educational awareness in 22 Counties. Komen has invested more than $17.9 million in education, diagnosis, treatment and support programs that serve uninsured or underinsured Wisconsin residents.

Ascension Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare – St. Francis
Su Salud/Your Health

$37,832
Fabiola DeChico, 414.647.7449, Fabiola.DeChico@ascension.org
This initiative focuses on Hispanic women to lower barriers for women traditionally underserved by the health care system – those who are poor, uninsured, have limited English language skills, or lack familiarity with the health care delivery system. The program provides culturally sensitive and accessible bilingual breast health presentations, comprehensive patient services, and breast cancer screenings to promote better understanding between providers and women in the community.

Ascension Wheaton Franciscan St. Joseph
Phenomenal Women

$30,870
Tonya Rockette, 414.874.1166, tonya.rockette@ascension.org
This program provides culturally competent education, breast cancer screenings, comprehensive patient navigation services and follow-up medical care to underserved African American women. The program hosts educational programs at community sites such as group homes, transitional living facilities, correction centers, churches, and senior housing facilities the program reaches high risk, low-income African American women and navigates women to breast cancer screenings and breast health care.

Aspirus Women’s Health
Breast Screening and Diagnostic Program

$113,429
Mary Noltemeyer, 715.847.2192, mary.noltemeyer@aspirus.org
This program provides breast health care, outreach and education, and financial resource navigation to underserved and underinsured women in central Wisconsin. The funding helps Aspirus Women’s Health expand its reach to women in central Wisconsin who live in more rural communities, as well as those who are culturally diverse, particularly Hispanic and Hmong.

Aurora Health Care
Walker’s Point Breast Health Outreach

$21,922
Steve Ohly, 414.225.4215, steve.ohly@aurora.org
This program will work with African American women who are homeless living in Milwaukee’s Salvation Army Emergency Lodge. The goal is to increase knowledge of breast health and screening guidelines along with increasing the number of homeless women receiving screenings. In total, they will serve 200 women through education.

Columbia St. Mary’s Foundation
Mammography Mobile Outreach Project (MMOP)

$62,901
Claudia Guevara (Milwaukee County), 414.291.1014,claudia.guevara@columbia-stmarys.org
Jane Kelley (Ozaukee County), 262.243.8267, jane.kelley@columbia-stmarys.org
The MMOP assists women 40 and older from the city of Milwaukee and Ozaukee County who have difficulty gaining access to traditional screening programs and need screening mammograms. The program will provide free screening mammograms, diagnostic services as needed, and assistance with establishing financial eligibility for treatment.

Milwaukee Consortium for Hmong Health
Healthy Asian American Women

$54,958
Mayhoua Moua, 414 249.3439, mayhoua.seaed@yahoo.com
The program will provide breast health education, clinical breast examination and mammography screening for un/under-insured Asian women including those of Muslim, Sikh, Arabic and Indian backgrounds. The goal is to increase mammogram screening and decrease barriers to breast health for these women who often have limited English language skills, and financial and cultural barriers to health care.

Muslim Community and Health Center
Reducing Breast Cancer Mortality Among Women With Cultural, Linguistic and Access Barriers

$48,750
Arman Tahir, 414 939.4411, atahir@mchcwi.org
This program will provide breast health education, clinical breast exams, and mammography screening for women with language, access or cultural barriers. The population served will include refugees and immigrants from Somalia, Myanmar, East European, Middle East, and Asia. The program features monthly breast health education workshops (provided in multiple languages) while also providing assistance with scheduling, reminders, phone calls, financial advocacy, transport and support to ensure screening.

ProHealth Care Foundation
Breast Health Care Education and Screening

$64,814
Crystal Cepican, 262.928.4121, crystal.cepican@phci.org
This program promotes early detection of breast cancer and improves diagnosed individuals’ outcomes. Bilingual health promoters and nurse provide navigation through the continuum including education/outreach to individuals, access to mammograms including diagnostics & treatment while eliminating barriers to care, such as linguistic, cultural, or lifestyle.

Public Health Madison & Dane County
Komen Treatment Access Fund Southcentral WI

$179,626
Kari Sievert, 608 242.6392, ksievert@publichealthmdc.com
This Fund provides financial assistance for breast cancer screening, diagnosis and treatment for eligible women and men. It also provides temporary assistance for services to encourage follow through of treatment for individuals with breast cancer through bus tickets, taxi, utilities, phone, etc. The Fund assists those with income at or below 250% of Federal Poverty Guidelines.

University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
Partners in Pursuit of the Promise

$52,915
Dr. Sandra Millon-Underwood, 414.229.6076, underwoo@uwm.edu
Partners in Pursuit of the Promise targets low-income and under-insured African American women in Milwaukee’s inner city and North West side. The program will provide Individualized breast awareness education, as well as navigation and case management leading to breast cancer screening and breast health services for women who have never been screened or are overdue for mammograms.

Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation
Komen Southeast Wisconsin Breast Health Assistance Fund supported by Kohl’s Cares

$372,771
Janet Johnson, 877.910.7465 (PINK), jjohnson@wwhf.org
The “Fund” provides financial assistance for early detection through screening and diagnostic breast health services (CBEs, mammography, diagnostic mammography, ultrasound, ductogram, galactogram, biopsy, etc.) and for treatment support to remove barriers to treatment for individuals with breast cancer (co-payments/deductibles/co-insurance, medications, transportation, insurance premiums, childcare, lymphedema supplies, wigs, bras, prosthesis) to uninsured and underinsured individuals of any age who are at or below 400% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.