2018 – 2019 Komen NCTC Community Health Grants
SUSAN G. KOMEN® NORTH CAROLINA TRIANGLE TO THE COAST AWARDS $350,000 IN FUNDING TO SUPPORT LOCAL RESIDENTS
RALEIGH, NC – April 12, 2018 – Susan G. Komen North Carolina Triangle to the Coast (Komen NCTC) announced that $350,000 in fundraised dollars will be distributed through the Community Health Grants Program and Komen’s National Treatment Assistance Program in 2018. To help achieve Susan G. Komen’s bold goal to reduce current breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the U.S. by 2026, Komen NCTC annually funds projects to help meet the most critical needs of the local community.
Eight grants were awarded locally to support organizations providing vitally needed breast cancer screening, diagnostic and treatment services and support, including patient navigation, education, medical supplies and financial assistance for under/uninsured individuals in the affiliate’s 29-county service area. Our partnership with the National Treatment Assistance Program will provide direct financial assistance for patients in our service area who are dealing with the crippling costs associated with breast cancer treatment.
“We are so thankful for the friends, family, and neighbors who fight alongside us, helping to reduce the number of breast cancer deaths in NC, both on the ground and through research,” said Pam Kohl, Komen NCTC Executive Director. “Through support from our local community at our annual events and year-round donors we are able to help meet the most critical needs of the women and families in our community.”
Through the Community Health Grants Program, Komen North Carolina Triangle to the Coast is committed to funding a diverse group of organizations that share our vision of ending breast cancer forever. Each application received is given thorough consideration by our review panel, an independent group of public health, breast cancer, and community experts. Funding decisions are made 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 8 organizations:
Rex Healthcare Foundation:
Rex Mammography Assistance Program
Scotland Memorial Foundation:
Breast Health Outreach for Scotland County
Vidant Edgecombe Hospital:
Breast Cancer Treatment and Survivorship Assistance Program
Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center Foundation:
NHBMC Breast Screening and Diagnostic Program for Uninsured and Underserved Individuals
Halifax Regional Medical Center, Inc.:
Halifax Regional Medical Center Breast Cancer Continuum of Care Expansion Program
Free Mammography, Diagnostic exams and Case Management for the Uninsured
Piedmont Health Services, Inc.:
Project Access Chatham County
Lincoln Community Health Center:
Free or Low-Cost Screening/Diagnostic Breast Imaging Studies for Uninsured and Underinsured Patients
Treatment Assistance Program
About Susan G. Komen and Komen North Carolina Triangle to the 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 has set a Bold Goal to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the U.S. by 2026. Komen was founded in 1982 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®, Wilmington Race for the Cure ®, and our Research Series Komen NCTC has invested over $14.5 million in community breast health programs in our 29 county service area and has helped contribute to the more than $956 million invested globally in research. For more information, call 919-493-2873 or visit www.komennctc.org.
CONTACT: Karen Lombri
Community Health Program Manager