The Austin Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure announced it will grant over $1.4 million this year, providing more than one $1 million in funds to local organizations in the Austin area and more than $400,000 to national research efforts.
Local non-profit healthcare organizations will implement breast cancer prevention, treatment and education programs for the uninsured and underinsured men and women in Travis, Williamson, Caldwell, Hays and Bastrop counties.
"This year 1,068 individuals in our five counties are expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer," said Christy Casey-Moore, executive director of the Komen Austin Affiliate. "We must continue to do everything in our power to make sure our community has access to care and resources related to breast health and breast cancer, especially those that live in the margins with limited means "
All applicants that are legally operating providers are thoroughly reviewed by an anonymous grant review panel and selected based on the service gaps identified in our Community Profile, a research study published every two years. Local grants are distributed by the organization’s ability to implement projects that specifically address evidence-based strategies and programs to reduce breast cancer morbidity and mortality for those disproportionately affected by the disease in the Austin Affiliate's 5-county service area.
The 2012-2013 Austin Affiliate local grantees include:
About the Austin Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®
We live here. We race here. We save lives here.
One out of eight women here in the Austin area will have to fight breast cancer in her lifetime. That’s why, since 1999, the Austin Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure has been hard at work here in the Austin area raising money to provide breast cancer screening, education and medical services as well as financial and emotional support. In fact, up to 75 percent of the money we raise each year is put to work right here in Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis and Williamson counties to improve the lives of everyone affected by this deadly disease. The remaining funds go to national research to find a cure for breast cancer once and for all. For more information about the organization, please visit www.komenaustin.org.
Austin Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®