On a local level, Susan G. Komen Northwest NC offers grants for innovative projects in the areas of breast health, breast cancer education, outreach, screening, and treatment support targeting services not otherwise available to the medically underserved and uninsured populations of our 11 county service area. Since 2000, Komen Northwest NC has granted nearly $5.4 million back into our service area and has contributed more than $2.2 million to national research projects.
Nationally, Susan G. Komen has sustained a strong commitment to supporting research that will identify and deliver cures for breast cancer. This commitment has resulted in important progress that has contributed to many significant advances in breast cancer over the past 30 years. Komen National began with a single grant for $28,000 in 1982. With increasing investments over time these grants now cumulatively total more than $790 million.
Susan G. Komen is the largest non-government funder of breast cancer research in the world!
Because of YOU and YOUR support over the past year Komen Northwest NC grantees were able to provide the following (based on all donations* received April 1, 2012 – March 31, 2013):
Total # of individuals Served: 9,858
Total # of Services funded by Grants: 27,971
Total # of Clinical Breast Exams funded: 1,181
Total # of Mammograms Funded by Komen: 1,288
Total # of diagnostic services (mammograms & ultrasounds): 621
TOTAL BREAST CANCERS FOUND: 27
For a complete list of our current (2013-2014) grantees please visit: Current Grant Recipients.
Imagine what we can do based on our fundraising THIS year! Thanks to your support, Komen Northwest NC will be able to continue providing funding for these critical services for low income and medically vulnerable women and men in our community.