The success of our programs and ability to assist women in Connecticut depends on the generosity of our donors. We thank you for support and continued dedication to the Linda Clemens Breast Cancer Foundation.
LCBCF donated funds to Griffin Hospital to purchase this minimally invasive biopsy machine. This is utilized on a regular basis to assist in the diagnosis of breast cancer.
Each year the foundation sponsors families of women who are undergoing treatment. Many women are unable to prepare for the holidays due to being in treatment. The foundation fulfills the families wish list in hope to bring holiday cheer.
Throughout the year care bags are distributes to hospitals and infusion centers across the communities of Connecticut. Each bag contains items that are useful during chemotherapy treatments.
The foundation has established two mammogram programs at local hospitals. This fund provides uninured/underinsured women with mammograms and follow-up biopsies when necessary.
Lymphodema is often a side effect of breast cancer. Compression garments assist in the treatment, but the garments are expensive. This program allows women access to the garments if they are uninsured or under insured.
Through an application process via social workers/nurse case manager referrals requests for financial assistance are reviewed and evaluated on a case by case basis. Underinsured and uninsured women throughout Connecticut undergoing therapy or in remission have been recipients of this assistance.
Onco fertility Program: At the Center for Advanced Reproductive Services at UConn Medical Center, there are many new technologies to help people preserve their fertility options before they begin treatment. The Center currently offers many different services to both men and women and we are happy to be on the forefront of this ground-breaking program
Our newest endeavor, in conjunction with UConn’s Cardiology Department, is being established to provide Echocardiograms for patients who have HER2 + breast cancer. Herceptin (a targeted therapy for HER2 + breast cancer) given along with certain infusion drugs can cause heart damage. This fund will offset the costs of Echocardiograms for patients whose insurance companies do not deem them medically necessary.