Community Profile – Komen’s “Pink Paper” on the State of Breast Cancer in Central and South Jersey
Every four years, Komen
CSNJ conducts a needs assessment that helps the Affiliate to identify any gaps
in the health system and develop strategies towards addressing them, focusing
on the entire breast cancer Continuum of Care. The Community
Profile includes an overview of demographic and breast cancer statistics
as well as interviews with health experts and community members who live and
work in the target communities. The final product is a comprehensive
look at the state of breast cancer in our community. It helps the Affiliate
to guide our grantmaking priorities and work more effectively within the
report identified significant breast health needs evident throughout Komen
CSNJ’s service area. Some of the most compelling statistics from the report are highlighted below:
- The Komen CSNJ service area has a higher death rate and a higher
percentage of late-stage diagnoses than NJ as a whole and the U.S.
- Salem County has the highest death rate among all races.
- Camden County has the highest percentage of late-stage diagnoses and
the lowest mammography screening rates.
- Cumberland County has the poorest socioeconomic conditions,
including the highest percentage of those whose incomes fall below the federal
- Atlantic County has the highest mortality rate among African
American women and some of the lowest survival rates among all races.
Komen CSNJ 2015 Community Profile—Executive Summary
Komen CSNJ 2015 Community Profile—Full Report
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Making an Impact: Your Donation Dollars At Work
Difficulties in accessing routine breast care occur for so many
different reasons. At a recent outreach event, an attendee shared that she was overdue for her annual mammogram. Her
husband had recently lost his job and his benefits, and her annual mammogram
was one of the budget cuts her family had to make. She felt too ashamed to
reach out for financial assistance programs, having never been in this position
before. She also learned that despite their financial losses, her income was
still too high to qualify for most programs. Through the Screen for Life
program at Community Medical Center, one of our 2015-16 community grant
recipients, she was able to get her mammogram for free one week after the
event, able to finally put her fears about her breast health at ease for
another year. Learn more about the
community grant programs we fund in your community.
2015 VIP Race for the Cure Celebration hosted by Capital Health Medical Center Hopewell
The Komen Central and South Jersey VIP Race Celebration was held on Monday, December 7 at Capital Health Medical Center Hopewell. Komen Central and South Jersey recognized and honored the top 2015 Race for the Cure sponsors, fundraisers and teams. Read more.
The Warrior, An Homage to Deena Metzger by Charles Sherman is currently on display at Monmouth Medical Center. Pictured with the statute is Laura Gallo, Special Projects Manager, Cancer Services; Diane Ciricillo, Director, Jacqueline M. Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Center & Deanna Tiggs, Director, Oncology Data Center, Cancer Services. Learn more about this beautiful piece on our website.
22nd Annual Susan G. Komen Central and South Jersey Race for the Cure Top Fundraisers
From L-R: Elaine Hathaway, Karen Gordon, Amy Fleming, Diane
Frascella, Susan Reznak, Eric Rosen, Lauren Caruso, Ashleigh Jones, Jamie
Pink Power Party
Thursday, February 11 - Encore Events Center iPlay America, Freehold
iPlay America is hosting a Ladies Night Out shopping event and "roaming" fashion show featuring lite bites, cocktails & raffle. Vendors interested in attending should contact Suzanne Corson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets are $35 per person - visit www.komencsnj.org/pinkpowerparty for more details!
PINK! a night to celebrate 2nd Annual Gala
Thursday, May 5 - Hamilton Manor, Hamilton
Join us for our annual Gala where we will honor longtime volunteer, Leanne Schuessler with the Spirit of Jane Rodney Award and dedicated sponsor and Race Team, New Jersey Educational Association with the Corporate Leadership Award. Learn more on our website, komencsnj.org/pink.
Many generous local volunteers, donors and organizers hold fundraising events to benefit Komen CSNJ throughout the year. Check our calendar and Facebook page to learn more about upcoming events. If you are interested in planning your own event, learn more about the tools we can offer to help you get started.
Join our interns Amber, Daniella & Jenna and participate in the #KomenTWOsdayChallenge fun and make a difference in the fight against breast cancer! Click HERE to learn more and get started!