A minimum of 25 percent of the net income from each domestic Affiliate Race supports the national Komen for the Cure Grant Program, which funds groundbreaking breast cancer research, meritorious awards and educational and scientific conferences around the world.
Up to 75 percent of the net income from each domestic Affiliate Race stays in the local community to fund breast health education, breast cancer screening and treatment projects.
After reviewing both quantitative and qualitative data in our target communities, the following priorities were selected for the Affiliate, along with the proposed objectives:
ü Increase knowledge about breast cancer, regular self-checks and mammograms
ü Extend services to the underinsured and the uninsured, by resourcing services that target homeless populations, economically challenged zip codes in the 58 county service region, and migrant workers
ü Increase screening, treatment and support services to low-income women that include the use of outreach and mobile units in counties of our service region.
ü Ensure that education programs enhance the awareness of breast cancer in males and females in all counties of the service region.
The Community Profile is a needs assessment document that provides an overview of Komen’s grant-making priorities and the breast health needs in our service area. Please familiarize yourself with this document before developing your applications.