Susan G. Komen® North Carolina Triangle to the Coast Awards More Than $540,000 in Community Health Grants to 13 Local Organizations

Susan G. Komen® North Carolina Triangle to the Coast Awards More Than $540,000 in Community Health Grants to 13 Local Organizations

RALEIGH, NC (May 2, 2016) – Susan G. Komen® North Carolina Triangle to the Coast (Komen NCTC) has awarded a total of $542,742 for 13 grants to local nonprofits to support breast health services and education projects for the under-served, under-insured and uninsured populations in a 29-county service area.

“Our Community Health Grants provide necessary resources for screening and diagnostic mammograms, education, support services and treatment support,” said Pam Kohl, Komen NCTC executive director. “Money raised at our annual Komen Wilmington Race for the Cure® and Komen Triangle Race for the Cure® events allows our communities to provide these services to those whose lives have been touched by breast cancer.”

The 2016-2017 Community Health Grants support projects and resources for screenings, treatment support and education. An independent review panel selects the Komen NCTC grant recipients based on the specific needs of the community that will be served, the impact the program will make, and the long-term sustainability of the project. This year’s grantees include the following 13 organizations:

Caring Community Foundation, Inc., Pay it Forward

Columbus Regional Healthcare System, Think PINK Columbus County – A Rural Breast Cancer Outreach Program

Halifax Regional Medical Center, Inc., Breast Cancer Screening & Diagnostic Assistance Program

East Carolina University, Pitt County Breast Wellness Initiative

Harnett County Health Department, The Power of Pink

Leo Jenkins Cancer Center at East Carolina University, Bridging the Gaps in Breast Cancer Treatment – 2016

Orange County Health Department, Project Access – Orange County

Piedmont Health Services, Inc., Project Access – Chatham County

Rex Healthcare Foundation, Rex Mammography Assistance Program – Diagnostic Services

Rex Healthcare Foundation, Rex Mammography Assistance Program – Screenings

Vidant Edgecombe Hospital, Breast Cancer Treatment and Survivorship Assistance Program

Vidant Edgecombe Hospital, Breast Health Screening Program

New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Increasing Mammograms in Southeastern NC in Partnership with NHRMC Foundation’s Pink Ribbon Project

Komen NCTC hosts its 20th Komen Triangle Race for the Cure®, locally presented by Duke Cancer Institute on Saturday, June 11, at The Frontier, 800 Park Offices Drive in Research Triangle Park. Funds for the Community Health Grants given by Komen NCTC in 2017 will be generated from the Race, and 75 percent of this year’s net funds will go back out into the community through these grants. More information about the grants is available at komennctc.org/grants

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About Susan G. Komen® North Carolina Triangle to Coast:

Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Komen was founded by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life. Komen NCTC is working to better the lives of those facing breast cancer in the local community. Through events like the Komen Triangle Race for the Cure®, the Komen Wilmington Race for the Cure® and the Finding Solutions Through Science, Scholars and Survivors Luncheon, Komen NCTC has invested over $14 million in community breast health programs in 29 counties in central and eastern North Carolina and has helped contribute to the more than $800 million invested globally in research For more information, call 919-493-2873 or visit komennctc.org. Connect with us on social media at komennctc.org/get-involved/social-media.

CONTACT:      Julie McQueen

Community Health Director, Komen NCTC

919-493-2873

Jmcqueen@komennctc.org