Susan G. Komen® North Carolina Triangle To The Coast Has Awarded Over $500,000 In Grant Funding To 12 Local Community Health Organizations

Susan G. Komen® North Carolina Triange To The Coast Has Awarded Over  $500,000 In Grant Funding To 12 Local Community Health Organizations 

RALEIGH, NC-  Susan G. Komen® North Carolina Triangle to the Coast (NCTC) has given $545,635 in grant funding to 12 community organizations conducting breast health services and education projects for the under-served, under-insured and uninsured populations in its 29-county service area in eastern and central North Carolina.

“Community Health Grants provide 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 us to provide these services to those whose lives have been touched by breast cancer.”

An independent review panel selects the Komen NCTC Community grantees based on the impact the program will make in the community, the long term sustainability of the project and the specific needs of the community it serves.

The 2015-2016 Community Health Grants will provide two educational/support programs, nine screening programs, and one treatment support program. This year’s grantees include the following 12 organizations:

East Carolina University, Pitt County Breast Wellness Initiative – Education

First Health of the Carolinas, Inc, Moore Screenings

Gregory B. Davis Foundation for the Roanoke Valley Breast Cancer Coalition, Saving Our Sisters II

Halifax Regional Medical Center, Inc., Breast Cancer Diagnostics Assistance Program

Leo Jenkins Cancer Center at East Carolina University, 2015 Pitt County Breast Wellness Initiative: Regional Screening

Leo Jenkins Cancer Center at East Carolina University, Bridging the Gaps in Breast Cancer Treatment 2015

Lincoln Community Health Center, Inc., Mammograms for Low Income and Underinsured Men and Women

Novant Brunswick Medical Center Foundation, Breast Screening and Diagnostics Program for Uninsured and Underinsured Women in Brunswick County

Orange County Health Department, Project Access – Orange County

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

Rex Healthcare Foundation, Rex Mammography Assistance Program – Screenings

Warren Community Health Clinic, Inc., Warren Vance Breast Health Initiative

Komen NCTC hosts its 19th annual Komen Triangle Race for the Cure®, Saturday, June 13, at Meredith College in Raleigh. This year’s theme, Be a Face of the Race, highlights the variety of local individuals and companies that come together to support the world’s largest grassroots breast cancer organization. Register and donate online here. Seventy-five percent of the net funds raised at this year’s Race will support Community Health Grants given by Komen NCTC in 2015.