ECMC Foundation

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$50,000 for 2023-2024

JALBCA Supporting ECMC

Since 2018, JALBCA has provided vital support for the Mobile Mammography Services Program. This generous assistance has helped to fund mobile mammography screening, education, and patient navigation services for over 4,700 patients throughout the region, yet the lives touched and saved are likely immeasurable. The continued support of JALBCA became especially crucial during the COVID-19 pandemic. As nationwide attention was turned to pandemic relief efforts,  JALBCA continued their mission of supporting programs that are fundamentally important for life-saving early detection. As hospitals, healthcare providers, and organizations of all kinds struggled financially, JALBCA's support was critical to ensuring the survival of programs such as these.


Grantee Project

The support provided by JALBCA is essential to the operations of the Western New York Mobile Mammography Services Program. Breast cancer is highly treatable when detected early, however, many women do not receive their annual mammograms due to constraints such as transportation. Mammograms are the most effective screening procedure for early detection and through the Mobile Mammography unit, these life-saving screenings are made available to women across Western New York by bringing mammography services to them. The program specifically aims to deliver services to medically underserved areas and the under- and uninsured. In addition to mammograms, the program also provides breast health education as well as patient navigation and linkage to care for patients who require follow-up.


Our Mission

The ECMC Foundation is a not-for-profit affiliate organization of the Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) that works to procure resources for the enhancement of services offered to ECMC's patients and surrounding community. The Foundation's mission is to procure the resources and conduct fundraising efforts necessary to provide and grow programs that assist ECMC in achieving the best possible health outcomes for its patients. In addition to owning and operating the Mobile Mammography Coach, the ECMC Foundation also provides programs for youth to explore healthcare careers and professional development funds for employees seeking to advance their careers. These efforts support ECMC's critically important lifesaving care and other health services for patients and their family members and professional development and advanced education opportunities for ECMC's caregivers and medical staff.