Washington, D.C. has the highest incidence rates of invasive breast cancer in the United States: 142 women per 100,000. While we have made significant progress thanks to the incredible fundraising participants of the Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure™, the local need is still great. Susan G. Komen® recently released a wide-ranging analysis of the state of breast health in the National Capital Region, and found that women diagnosed with breast cancer in the National Capital Region are still more likely to die from the disease than the national average.
National Capital Region Grants Program
Funds raised from the Komen Global Race for the Cure are granted to local programs that support Komen’s promise to save lives and end breast cancer forever.
Up to 75 percent of the Komen Global Race for the Cure's net income stays in the Washington, D.C. area to fund breast cancer screening, treatment and education programs through the National Capital Region Grants Program. Through a competitive grant process, the Komen Global Race provides funding to not-for-profit organizations providing breast health services such as mobile mammography and other free or low-cost screening. In addition, the Komen Global Race provides grants to organizations offering treatment assistance and patient support services. All local grants are based on a community needs assessment that identifies and targets existing "gaps" in breast health and breast cancer services in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. We believe the key to eradicating this disease is through education, and we want to continuously spread our message of early detection.
Local Grantees for 2014
Susan G. Komen is pleased to announce the 2014 community grants to reach low-income, minority and uninsured women who fall through the healthcare gaps in the Washington, D.C. Metro area. Currently, Komen has 22 active grants for community education and treatment centers helping to provide breast health services, treatment assistance and patient support services the National Capital Region – which includes northern Virginia, the District and Prince George’s and Montgomery counties in Maryland. Read about the 2014 grants.
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