Up to 75 percent of the net income from each Affiliate Race stays in the local community to fund breast health education, breast cancer screening and treatment projects.
A minimum of 25 percent of the net income from each domestic Affiliate Race supports the National Komen Research Grant Program, which funds groundbreaking breast cancer research, meritorious awards and educational and scientific conferences around the world.
The Susan G. Komen for the Cure® Mission is to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures. As one of a network of more than 120 affiliates around the country, the Komen Upper Cumberland Affiliate contributes to the Komen Mission by awarding funds to local not-for-profit organizations that provide innovative breast health and breast cancer services directly to the medically underserved, uninsured or underinsured in the Upper Cumberland region.
The Komen Upper Cumberland Affiliate is currently offering grants up to $25,000 for innovative breast health programs. Through a community needs assessment we have identified the following funding priority areas:
- Priority 1: Increase availability and access to the continuum of care for breast health services throughout the entire Upper Cumberland region.
- Priority 2: Partner with community-based outreach/health organizations to effectively promote awareness on breast health education and services for women of all ages and ethnicities in the Upper Cumberland region.
- Priority 3: Partner with community-based outreach/health organizations to reduce barriers to receiving breast health services related to financial/insurance issues, fears, transportation, and time.
Community Profile Executive Summary
The Community Profile is a needs assessment document that provides an overview of Komen’s grant-making priorities and the breast health needs in our service area.
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