Rhonda Silva, M.B.A., B.S.N., R.N., receives check for $75,000 from the Avon Foundation.
The Baltimore City Cancer Program of the University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center (UMGCC) received a $75,000 grant from the Avon Foundation to continue support of its Breast Cancer Patient Navigator Program.
UMGCC is one of only 64 National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers in the country and is the only program in the state to offer a full spectrum of breast health services to uninsured women between the ages of 40 and 64 in Baltimore City.
Rhonda Silva, M.B.A., B.S.N., R.N., division administrator of the Breast and Cervical Cancer Program, accepted the award following the eighth annual Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in Washington, D.C. on May 2, 2010.
The walk raised $3.5 million to advance access to care and finding a cure for breast cancer. The Avon Walk Washington, D.C. is the second of nine Avon Walks this year, and the event attracted more than 2,900 participants, including 240 breast cancer survivors, who joined together to raise lifesaving funds and awareness for breast cancer.