Your support helps provide funding for several national-level community health programs, including support for those diagnosed with breast cancer and the development of educational materials.
Susan G. Komen® partners with CancerCare® to offer the Komen Treatment Assistance Fund which bridges the gap for underserved individuals who are actively undergoing breast cancer treatment. With this 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. To learn more about this program 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.
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.
To read about the needs of the National Capital Region (NCR), see the full NCR Community Profile Report or the NCR Community Profile Executive Summary.
See the 2017 National Capital Region Request for Applications.
See current national community health grant recipients.