Discover awards $25,000 grant to Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition

Discover grants $25,000 to Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition.

Discover Bank grants $25,000 to Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition.

GREENWOOD — The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) is proud to announce that Discover Bank has awarded a $25,000 grant to the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition to fund Project Breast Health Access. The Project Breast Health Access program will provide health services and information about insurance options and breast health concerns to Latinas, women of color, Asian women and Haitian women free of charge in the spring of 2015.

The grant funding will provide three targeted programs to provide access to health services for the underserved, uninsured and underinsured populations of Sussex and Kent counties in Delaware. The populations of these counties are becoming increasingly multicultural, with growing numbers of women with limited English proficiency. Due to immigrant status, limited English, and cultural norms, many are unaware of the services available to them. The generous grant funding from Discover will make it possible to directly affect their lives and the lives of their families by providing access to health services. The forums will be held on March 7 in Seaford (in partnership with the Mexican Consulate), on March 21 in Milford in partnership and held at the Multi-Cultural Church and Community Center, and on April 18 in Georgetown at the St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church.

“We are delighted that Discover has granted funding for breast cancer programs in the community” acknowledged Cheryl Doucette, Education and Outreach Program Director for the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition in Kent and Sussex Counties. “Not only will these upcoming programs help those facing breast cancer, but our community partners will also provide health services regarding blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol, and flu shots and provide information on access to health services and insurance to the community.”

Community partnerships are key components for making Project Breast Health Access successful. By collaborating with local health agencies, councils, hospitals, community centers, and religious organizations, DBCC will be addressing health needs in addition to providing physical and psychosocial support to many underserved populations. These programs will be provided free of charge to attendees and open to the public.
“Discover Bank is pleased to expand our grant funding to provide educational support to the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition” stated James Roszkowski, President of Discover Bank. “Discover has a long-standing tradition of supporting charitable partnerships in our communities and we are confident that the Project Breast Health Access program will be another successful partnership that provides breast health education and health information to many high-risk communities and underserved populations.”
For more information about the upcoming Project Breast Health Access programs, contact Cheryl Doucette by calling 672-6435 or emailing cdoucette@debreastcancer.org. For more information about Discover Bank Corporate Responsibility, visit www.discover.com/company/corporate-responsibility/index.html.

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