Since Ellen's Run was started, The Ellen Hermanson Foundation has given away nearly $3 million to:
Southampton Hospital — 1997, 1998, 2000, 2003-2012
- To help establish an innovative, comprehensive grassroots program to motivate women on the South Fork to have regular mammography. Coordinated with the South Fork Breast Health Coalition, which is supported by Southampton Hospital.
- To help fund the purchase of a Mammatome Breast Biopsy System to facilitate more accurate and less traumatic biopsies, thereby promoting early detection of breast cancer (2000).
- To help secure first-year leases on two Lorad FAST Mammography Units and to purchase a Kodak Multiloader Processor (2003).
- To help fund the purchase of a Computer Aided Detection System and to expand the hospital's pain management program to include mind-body techniques of "Massage Therapy Program for Breast Cancer Patients" and "Exercise and Yoga for the Breast Cancer Patient" (2004).
- To underwrite the purchase of a Full Field Digital Mammography unit which will enable the Breast Center to detect breast cancer as early as possible (2005).
- To underwrite the purchase of a Multicare Upgrade Package for the Sterotactic Breast Biopsy System. The upgrade to this system (2000 Grant) will offer patients the latest advances in technology that enables doctors to accurately diagnose breast abnormalities without the need for stitches or a trip to the operating room (2006, 2007).
- To fund The Ellen Hermanson Breast Health Center at Southampton Hospital, a self-contained, state-of-the-art center for women on the East End of Long Island (2008 - 2010).
- To purchase an elastography ultrasound machine for The Ellen Hermanson Breast Health Center at Southampton Hospital and provide a genetic counselor (2010).
- To fund a portable sonogram machine, significant upgrades to software and radiology breast reading room, and genetic counselor (2011)
- To fund the first installment for a Tomosynthesis 3D Breast Imaging System (2012)
Ellen's Well —1999 - 2012
An initiative established by The Ellen Hermanson Foundation and administered by the Southampton Hospital Foundation that provides psychosocial support, under the direction of an oncological social worker, to breast cancer survivors and their families on the East End of Long Island, and programs including Neighbors Helping Neighbors, transportation and, Pink Bags.
Judges and Lawyers Breast Cancer Alert — 1998 - 2012
To sponsor The Ellen P. Hermanson Memorial Symposium, which brings together leading experts to address cutting-edge issues in health law and policy confronting breast cancer patients, and is open free to the public.
The Ellen Hermanson Foundation has also made the following grants between 1997 and 2012:
To fund 50% of CLCHC's mammography unit. The first not-for-profit health center established to serve gay and lesbian communities in New York City, CLCHC provides its services at no, or low, cost to all who seek its services. Many of CLCHC's patients lack health insurance and access to private health care facilities.
To fund the October 1999 mammography drive
To fund the Community Healthcare's Brooklyn Breast Center Awareness project.
- To establish The Ellen P. Hermanson Fund for the Study of Molecular Biology of Breast Cancer (1997).
- To fund Grace and Grit, a program sponsored by the Post Treatment Resource Program at MSKCC for women who are undergoing or completing chemotherapy (1998).
- To fund a fellowship in pain management in the Department of Palliative Care and Pain Management to train a health care practitioner who will then bring the techniques and information he or she has acquired back to the hospital where he or she is employed (1999, 2001).
- To fun a seminar/workshop series sponsored by the Post Treatment Resource Program at MSKCC (2000).
- To the Barbara Ziegler Pallative Care Educational Program at MSKCC to fund the salary of the program coordinator (2000).
To help fund The Witness Project of Harle/?Esperenze y Vida (new name for WPHLWPH) of Mount Sinai Medical Center, a program that encourages and teaches breast cancer screening adherence and early detection behaviors for African American and Latina women increasing longevity and quality of life (2004)
For The Witness Project of Harlem/Esperenze y Vide (new name for (WPHLWPH) to fund a documentary based on survivor stories of Witness Role Models who mirror the younger, urban WPHEV population and their families (2005).