Your support helps provide funding for several national-level community health programs, including vital patient navigation programs, collaborative programs through Community Organizing for Health, and services for the most vulnerable populations.
The Susan G. Komen® National Treatment Assistance Fund bridges the gap for underserved individuals who are actively undergoing breast cancer treatment. With this national program, we aim to help those who are facing financial challenges by providing limited financial assistance, education, and support services to low-income, underinsured or uninsured women across the country. Funding helps women of any age who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, at any stage of the disease. Financial assistance is granted to women who meet pre-determined eligibility criteria. We currently fund two organizations that provide assistance through the National Treatment Assistance Fund. To learn more about these programs and other helpful resources, call the Komen Breast Care Helpline at 1-877 GO KOMEN (1-877-465-6636).
Founded in 1944, CancerCare® is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide free, professional support services to anyone affected by cancer. The Komen Treatment Assistance Fund is dedicated to providing financial assistance, education and support services to low-income, under- or uninsured breast cancer survivors.
Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) was established in 1996 as a national 501(c)3 organization with a mission of “safeguarding patients through effective mediation assuring access to care, maintenance of employment and preservation of their financial stability.”
For patients diagnosed with breast cancer, the PAF Co-Pay Relief Program, provides direct financial assistance to insured patients who meet certain qualifications to help them pay for the prescriptions and/or treatments they need. This assistance helps patients afford the out-of-pocket costs for these items that their insurance companies require.
The National Capital Region, which includes Washington DC and surrounding areas in Maryland and Virginia, has the highest incidence and mortality rates for breast cancer in the United States. Susan G. Komen® National Capital Region Community Grants are awarded annually and provide funding for high impact breast cancer programs that work to reduce rates of late stage diagnosis and breast cancer mortality with an emphasis on eliminating breast cancer disparities. Through generous funding of donors through the Susan G. Komen Washington D.C. Race for the Cure (formerly known as the Global Race for the Cure) event, grants are awarded to not-for-profit organizations to provide breast health services, treatment assistance and patient support services to low-income, minority and under- or uninsured women. Services and assistance provided by local programs are contributing to the reductions in breast cancer incidence, mortality, and the number of late stage diagnoses in the National Capital Region.Read about the work of the 2015 National Capital Area grantees.
See the 2017 National Capital Region Request for Applications.
See current national community health grant recipients.