Grantee Focus: Reaching out to the Latina community diagnosed of breast cancer through Nueva Vida

Susan G. Komen award grants to exceptional nonprofit organizations that provide breast cancer services to women in the National Capital Region. Nueva Vida is one of the beneficiaries of our community health grants program that serves the Latina community. The goal of the grant is to improve the quality of life (QOL) of medically underserved Latina women with metastatic breast cancer and their caregivers, assess clients QOL with standardized measures and provide educational materials and culturally sensitive and proficient resources to foster knowledge to Latina women living with MBC.

In 1999, Nueva Vida was founded to meet the increasing needs of the underserved Latina community who are affected by cancer in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

Their mission is to inform, support, and empower Latino families, whose lives are affected by cancer, and to advocate for and facilitate the timely access to state of the art cancer care.

Nueva Vida is an independent, community-based, NGO that provides free, comprehensive, and culturally competent services along the cancer continuum in Spanish to Latinas with or at high-risk for developing cancer in the Mid-Atlantic region.

We are pleased to be in partnership with Nueva Vida for our forthcoming Metastatic Breast Cancer Symposium on Saturday February 22, 2020. Sessions will be offered in both Spanish and English and Nueva Vida will be instrumental to making the Symposium successful. We look forward to an amazing conference.

Written by: Chris Chukwunyere