While we have made tremendous progress in the fight to end breast cancer forever, people are still dying from the disease—and that’s unacceptable. Here are just a few examples of how your donations are helping make an impact in local communities.
MarylandIn Montgomery County, MD, a $700,000 grant was used to slash both bureaucracy and wait times for women needing breast care:
NebraskaIn Nebraska, the legislature recently approved a $200,000 increase for the Every Woman Matters Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program. The Every Woman Matters Program, currently funded at $125,000, provides free screenings for the underserved women of Nebraska. The Nebraska Komen Affiliate worked with the legislature for the past two years to increase funding for the program. With the program’s budget more than doubled, the State will have the ability to increase significantly the services for the most vulnerable women in Nebraska. In today’s economy, an increase in funding is a huge success.
Washington, DCIn Washington, D.C., a $688,000 grant is being used to help the Washington Hospital Center, the largest private medical center in the nation’s capital, to make it easier for low-income and minority women to get proper treatment:
West VirginiaWest Virginia has one of the highest breast cancer death rates in the country. It’s estimated that more than 40 percent of all women 40 years and older haven’t been screened for breast cancer in the past year. A $300,000 Komen grant is helping:
WisconsinMadison Affiliate granted $122,297 to the Treatment Access Fund – Wisconsin Well Woman Program.