Susan G. Komen® North Carolina Triangle to the Coast Awards Nearly Half a Million Dollars to Community Organizations

Susan G. Komen® North Carolina Triangle to the Coast Awards Nearly Half a Million Dollars to Community Organizations

Susan G. Komen® North Carolina Triangle to the Coast (NCTC) has given $475,000 in grant funding to 11 community organizations conducting breast health services and education projects in its 29-county service area from the Triangle to the Coast. Komen NCTC Community Health Grantssupport under-served, under-insured and uninsured populations in central and eastern North Carolina. Grantees are chosen by an independent grant review panel that scores breast cancer projects and programs on the impact, capacity, collaborations, sustainability, feasibility and evidence-based strategies they will bring people in the service area.

“Community Health Grants provide breast cancer assistance in areas ranging from mammograms and mastectomies and patient navigation and outreach to financial assistance through qualified grantees,” said Pam Kohl, Komen NCTC executive director. “Money raised at our annual Race for the Cure events permits us to provide this extra support to those whose lives have been touched by breast cancer.”

The 2014-2015 Community Health Grants will provide six screening programs, four treatment/treatment support programs and one Angel Fund program, which provides breast cancer patients with financial assistance to meet their day-to-day needs while undergoing treatment. This year’s grantees include the following 11 organizations:

  1. Caring Community Foundation: Pay it Forward
  2. Edgecombe County Health Department: Edgecombe Breast Health Initiative
  3. East Carolina University Leo Jenkins Cancer Center: Bridging the Gap for Breast Cancer Treatment
  4. First Health of the Carolinas: Moore Screenings
  5. Lincoln Community Health Center: Mammograms for Low Income and Underinsured Women and Men
  6. Piedmont Health Services: Project Access- Chatham County
  7. Rex Healthcare Foundation: Rex Mammography Assistance Program
  8. Rex Healthcare Foundation: Rex Breast Surgery Assistance Program
  9. UNC- Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center TLC- UNC: Transforming Lymphedema Care for Underserved North Carolinians
  10. Vidant Medical Center: Lymphedema Education and Treatment
  11. Warren County Free Clinic: Warren Vance Breast Health Initiative

Details about the 2014-15 grantees can be found  here.

Komen NCTC hosts its 18th annual Komen Triangle Race for the Cure on Saturday, June 14, at Meredith College in Raleigh. This year’s theme, The Many Faces of Komen: Be One, highlights the variety of local individuals and companies that come together to support the world’s largest grassroots breast cancer organization. Participants can 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.

About Susan G. Komen North Carolina Triangle to the Coast
The Komen North Carolina Triangle to the Coast Affiliate serves 29 counties in central and eastern North Carolina; holding two annual Race for the Cure events in Raleigh (June 14, 2014) and in Wilmington (March 7, 2015). Since its first Race in 1997, nearly $15 million has been raised and used locally for breast cancer research, education, advocacy, health services and social programs. Twenty five percent of net funds raised last year ($281,000) helped fund cutting-edge national breast cancer research to develop treatments and find a cure. Last year in the Triangle, $3.6 million in Komen national breast cancer research grants were given to Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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