Recipients of the 2018 Sientra FULL CIRCLE Grant

Recipients of the 2018 Sientra FULL CIRCLE Grant

Sientra is excited to announce the 2018 Grant Recipients for our FULL CIRCLE fund.  This year, we have been able to award $140,000 in funds to the following organizations:

 

Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program

About the organization:

The Adelphi NY Statewide program’s mission is to educate, support, empower, and bring together breast cancer patients, medical professionals, and the community. The program strikes to make sure no person affected by breast cancer has to face it alone by providing individuals with resources, psychosocial support and information to empower them to take control of their health.

About the grant request:

FULL CIRCLE grant funds will support 4-6 breast cancer forums to provide updated and innovative information related to breast cancer for individuals diagnosed with breast cancer, their families, professional and lay communities. Forums are also broadcasted via livestream and recorded for individuals who cannot attend in person.

 

Breast Cancer Angels

About the organization:

Breast Cancer Angels provides immediate direct financial assistance for the everyday needs of individuals and their families as they go through breast cancer treatment. The program supports women and families in the Orange County, Long Beach/South Bay and San Diego, CA areas.

About the grant request:

FULL CIRCLE funds will go toward gift cards for breast cancer patients to help with food, supplies, transportation and living expense costs including utility payments, female prosthesis and bras, wigs and medical supplies.

 

Breast Cancer Assistance Group of Monterey County

About the organization:

Breast Cancer Assistance Group of Monterey County is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization of breast cancer survivors who raise funds and awareness to improve the lives of local breast cancer patients and their families. The organization provides need-based grants to help breast cancer patients with their basic living expenses.

About the grant request:

FULL CIRCLE grant funds will be used to help breast cancer patients considering breast reconstruction who are agriculture workers or from lower income communities in Monterey County. The funds provided will go toward living expenses to offset their daily living costs so they have additional financial support while undergoing breast reconstruction after breast cancer surgery.

 

Breast Cancer Resource Center of Santa Barbara

About the organization:

Breast Cancer Resource Center of Santa Barbara is a community resource center that empowers women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer to advocate for themselves and make informed decisions regarding breast health or breast cancer care.

About the grant request:

FULL CIRCLE funds will be used to help cover costs of providing essential support services such as patient navigation and peer counselor services and help off-set costs of staff available for the integrative care program.

 

Breast Care for Washington DC

About the organization:

Breast Care for Washington DC is the FIRST and ONLY facility with state-of-the-art 3D breast cancer screening east of Anacostia and was founded in 2012 as a community-centered breast cancer screening organization to enhance access to breast cancer screening and care among medically underserved women in the Washington DC area. The organization’s mission is to reduce breast cancer mortality in the Washington, DC area by promoting access to breast cancer screenings, diagnostics, and treatment to all women regardless of their ability to pay.

About the grant request:

FULL CIRCLE funds will be used to increase access to high-quality breast imaging for medically underserved women.  The funds will cover the cost of mammography for 50 uninsured women.

 

Jill’s Wish Foundation

About the organization:

Jill’s Wish Foundation’s mission is to minimize the financial hardships patients face while going through breast cancer treatment so they can focus on recovery.  The foundation grants up to $1,500 on a rolling basis to cover non-medical living expenses for those with newly-diagnosed or terminal breast cancer.

About the grant request:

FULL CIRCLE grant funds will be used to cover non-medical living expenses of 10 patients. Expenses such as housing, utility bills and car payments, with the expenses paid directly to the lender so the patient doesn’t have to worry.

 

Sharsheret

About the organization:

Sharsheret is a national organization supporting young women and their families facing breast cancer. Their mission is to offer a community of support to women, of all Jewish backgrounds, diagnosed with breast cancer or at increased genetic risk, by fostering culturally-relevant individualized connections with networks of peers, health professionals and related resources.

About the grant request:

FULL CIRCLE grant funds will be used towards their LINK Program, which provides tailored psychosocial support and education that will improve the quality of life for women of all Jewish backgrounds and their families at every stage. The program provides peer support, patient navigation and cancer prevention genetics information.

 

St. John’s Healthcare Foundation

About the organization:

St. John’s Healthcare Foundation supports the St. Johns Cancer Center to provide the highest quality cancer care for every patient who walks through their doors. Their mission is to provide a unique, accredited, patient-centered, multidisciplinary environment for patients, and to facilitate collaboration among breast care physicians and associated providers for effective and state-of-the-art breast cancer care directed at the whole patient.

About the grant request:

FULL CIRCLE funds will be used to expand their Cancer Center/Integrated Breast Center’s outreach, and initiate a program at their St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital site. Programs that would be supported included nutrition counseling, social work counseling, rehabilitation, support groups, wigs/prosthesis, relaxation therapy and yoga, as well as increasing the awareness of the new cancer center.

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