ATLANTA (June 24, 2019) – Susan G. Komen® Greater Atlanta today announced a continued investment in its commitment to support area residents dealing with a breast cancer diagnosis.
The Komen Atlanta Treatment Assistance Program (ATAP) provides financial assistance for local patients dealing with the crippling costs associated with breast cancer treatment.
“The ATAP program is a vitally important resource for our neighbors undergoing breast cancer treatments and supports our Bold Goal to reduce breast cancer deaths by 50% by 2026,” said Cati Diamond Stone, CEO, Komen Atlanta. “Thanks to the generosity of our partners Georgia CORE and the Billi Marcus Foundation, the program will provide support to overcome financial barriers that often prevent breast cancer patients from accessing the care they need.”
ATAP covers limited costs associated with breast cancer treatment such as oral pain medication, anti-nausea medication, oral chemotherapy/hormone therapy, child care/elder care, home care, transportation, lymphedema care and supplies and durable medical equipment.
To be eligible, patients must have incomes at or below 250% of the federal poverty line ($31,225 for an individual) and have an active breast cancer diagnosis.
For more information, call the Susan G. Komen Breast Care Helpline Monday-Friday 9am-10pm ET at 1-877 GO KOMEN (465-6636) or email email@example.com.
About Susan G. Komen® Greater Atlanta
Metro Atlanta women are dying of breast cancer more often when compared to women in the U.S. as a whole. And that has to change. Komen Atlanta fights breast cancer on two fronts: at home in metro Atlanta by providing breast health and breast cancer services for those who cannot afford them, and globally by funding cutting edge research to find cures. Komen Atlanta has raised $52.5 million since its inception in 1991, with over $39.7 million invested in Metro Atlanta to save lives locally and over $9.6 million invested to fund research to save lives all over the world. Komen Atlanta is part of the national Susan G. Komen organization, the largest private funder in the fight against breast cancer. For more information visit KomenAtlanta.org.