2019-2020 Komen NCTC Community Health Program Grants Announced

Susan G. Komen® North Carolina Triangle to the Coast Awards $350,000 in Funding to Support Local Community Residents

RALEIGH, NC (June 27, 2019) – Susan G. Komen® North Carolina Triangle to the Coast (Komen NCTC) announced that $350,000 in fundraised dollars will be distributed through its 2019-2020 Community Health Grants Program. 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

Nine 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 underinsured and uninsured individuals in the Affiliate’s 29-county service area.

“At Komen, we are committed to ensuring all people have access to screening, diagnosis, and treatment. We are proud to partner with these nine community health organizations in providing lifesaving services to those who need it most,” said Pam Kohl, Komen NCTC Executive Director. “Through support from the local community at events like our Triangle Race for the Cure® and our year-round donors, we are able to help meet the most critical needs of breast cancer patients in our communities.”

Through the Community Health Grants Program, Komen NCTC 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 nine organizations:

East Carolina University:
Bridging the Gaps in Breast Cancer Care

FirstHealth of the Carolinas, Inc.:
Moore Screenings

Gregory B. Davis Foundation, Roanoke Valley Breast Cancer Coalition:
Pink Link

Lincoln Community Health Center:
Free or Low-Cost Screening/Diagnostic Breast Imaging to Underinsured Patients

Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center Foundation:
NHBMC Breast Screening and Diagnostic Program for Uninsured and Underserved Individuals

Piedmont Health Services, Inc.
Project Access Chatham County

Pretty in Pink Foundation:
Reducing Financial Barriers to Medical Treatment for Low-Income Breast Cancer Patients in NC

Rex Healthcare Foundation:
UNC Rex Mammography Assistance Program

Vidant Edgecombe Hospital:
Breast Cancer Treatment and Survivorship Assistance Program

For more information about these Komen-funded community breast health programs, please visit https://komennctc.org/grants/2019-2020-community-grants/ or call (919) 493-2873.

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.

To better the lives of those facing breast cancer in the local community, Komen NC Triangle to the Coast has invested more than $14 million in community breast health programs in its 29-county service area, and has helped contribute over $5 million to the more than $988 million invested globally in research. For more information, call (919) 493-2873 or visit komennctc.org.

CONTACT:

Krista Park Berry. Communications and Marketing Manager
kparkberry@komennctc.org
(919) 493-2873