In more than 18,000 communities across the U.S., more than 75,000 Susan G. Komen volunteers work to help fund breast cancer education, screening and treatment projects for those who need it most.
In order to ensure they are funding programs that address the specific unmet breast health needs of their communities, Komen Affiliates work with local medical experts and community leaders to conduct comprehensive community needs assessments. These community profiles are then used to establish local grant application and review processes consistent with Komen's standards and mission.
Komen Houston is proud to have invested over $50 million into our service area to date.
The $1.3 million dollars Komen Houston is granting this year will support community education, screening and treatment through 22 local projects in all seven counties it serves, including Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty and Montgomery.
Komen Houston funds breast cancer programs including:
• Free mammograms and clinical breast exams for uninsured and underserved patients
• Support groups for breast cancer survivors
• Patient navigators, who help patients overcome barriers to care, have cut the no show rate from 40% to 10%
• Free breast prosthesis and bras for mastectomy patients
• Free transportation to patients for breast cancer treatment
Meet our 2016-2017 Komen Houston Funded Partners
American Cancer Society- $79,050
Asian American Health Coalition- $31,000
Baylor College of Medicine- $132,050
Facilitating Breast Cancer Prevention and Treatment in Underserved & Minority Women Project provides funding for patient navigation for those seeking services at Smith Clinic.
Bayside Healthcare Foundation- $31,259
Boat People, Inc. Houston- $90,350
D’Feet Breast Cancer Inc. - $183,655
Good Neighbor Healthcare Center- $54,785
Harris County Hospital District Foundation- $146,874
Health Center of Southeast Texas- $29,750
Houston Hospice- $40,645
Houston Methodist Hospital Foundation- $208,500
The Houston Methodist Breast Health Initiative Project provides education, clinical breast exams, mammograms, diagnostic services and patient navigation for medically underserved women in the greater Houston area.
Houston Methodist Hospital Foundation- $30,000
The Continued Care in Breast Cancer Treatment and Participation in Clinical Trials in Underserved and Minority Patients Project provides clinical trial education and enrollment for the medically underserved, primarily Hispanic patient population of Denver Harbor.
Lone Star Community Health Center, Inc.- $57,668
Project Mammogram provides breast cancer education, screening and treatment to medically underserved, low income individuals living in Harris, Montgomery and Liberty counties.
Reconstruction of a Survivor- $27,637
The Survivors Offering Support Project improves the quality of life for breast cancer survivors by providing support services.
Spring Branch Community Health Center- $15,063
The Rose- $255,000
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston- $254,997
In addition to funding local services, Komen Houston is proud to fund $490,980 for research through the Susan G. Komen® Research and Training Grants Program.
Community Education, Screening, Diagnostic, Treatment and Support Grants to 17 Organizations in Seven Counties - $1.7 million
Susan G. Komen® Research and Training Grant Program - $490,980
Total Commitment – $2.2 million
About Susan G. Komen® Houston
Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Since its founding in 1982, Komen has funded more than $889 million in research and provided $1.95 billion in funding to screening, education, treatment and psychosocial support programs serving millions of people in more than 30 countries worldwide. Komen was founded by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life. Visit komen.org or call 1-877 GO KOMEN. Connect with us on social at ww5.komen.org/social.
Established in 1990 by passionate volunteers to support the individuals in need throughout the Houston area, Komen® Houston has granted $52 million to local programs for breast cancer education and awareness campaigns, life saving screening and treatment programs, and innovative cutting edge research. Serving Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty and Montgomery counties, Komen Houston continues its commitment to fundraising and grant making so that families battling breast cancer can get the treatment and support they need.
If you would like to learn about volunteer opportunities, get information about the Komen Houston Race for the Cure® and other events, visit www.komen-houston.org or call 713-783-9188.