Thanks to the continuing support of Floridians purchasing the “End Breast Cancer” specialty license plate and the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation’s (FBCF) network of breast cancer supporters, survivors, and activists fighting to end the suffering caused by breast cancer, we have invested over $6 million in dedicated funding for breast cancer education and research programs in the state of Florida.
Each year, FBCF releases funding to provide Education Grants for nonprofit community-based organizations in the state of Florida. Ensuring Floridians receive the proper breast cancer education is one of the fundamental pillars of the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation's mission. We believe all women and men should have access to information that will empower them to be advocates for their own health by providing the tools necessary to assess their individual risks and abiltiy to recognize early signs and symptoms of breast cancer, regardless of income or where they live. Grants are awarded in support of innovative education programs throughout Florida that aim to reach populations who would not otherwise have access to this potentially lifesaving information.
FBCF, along with those who generously support us with their talent, time, and resources, is working to better the lives of those facing breast cancer in Florida. Proposals for Education Grants are carefully selected through a peer-review process by FBCF reviewers on the Education Committee.
On behalf of the Board and Staff of the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation, we congratulate the 2019 Education Award Grantees:
- Big Bend Rural Health Network: “We are One”
- Debbie Turner Cancer Care and Resource Center: “Orange and lake County Adult Breast Cancer Educational Sessions and Teen Breast Cancer Educational Sessions”
- Family Health Centers of Southwest Florida, Inc: “Women SHINE Project”
- Gilda’s Club South Florida: “Breast Health for Life”
- Health Education, Prevention & Promotion, Inc. (HEPP): “Faith based Breast Cancer Outreach- Educating and Empowering Haitian Women to take change of their Breast Health
- Mayo Clinic Jacksonville: “Community Outreach Breast Cancer Survivorship Care Planning and Wellbeing Seminar”
- Miami Dade Area Health Education Center, Inc.: “Hands on Health: Youth Breast Cancer Education Program”
- Moffitt Cancer Center: “SOAR (Survivors Overcoming and Achieving Resilience)”
- North Broward Hospital District d/b/a Broward Health: “STEP (Survivor Transition and Education Program)”
- SISTAAH Talk, Inc: “Lil SISTAAH Talk”
- Sisters Network Northeast Florida, Inc.: “Talking with your Doctor about your Breast Health Care”
- Women’s Center of Jacksonville, Inc.: “Bosom Buddies”
To learn more about the current grants being funded, click here.