HOUSTON (April 28, 2015) Susan G. Komen® Houston is proud to announce that it is granting $1.3 million dollars this year to local organizations for education, screening, diagnostic, treatment and support services to uninsured and underserved individuals in the Houston community.
For the last 25 years, Komen® Houston has been privileged to support the Houston community by raising crucial funds for national breast cancer research and local community programs that cover a wide range of breast health services. In its history, Komen Houston has given over $48 million to over 63 funded partners to provide these life-saving services to assist at risk, underserved and uninsured men and women throughout Houston and the seven county area it serves.
“Our funded partners do incredible things in our Houston community, and help to save lives every day,” said Adriana M. Higgins, Executive Director of Komen Houston. “The dedicated work of our fundraisers and volunteers has allowed us to support impactful programs that make exceptional breast health care and services more accessible than ever.”
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. This year, Komen Houston is pleased to support the following funded partners:
American Cancer Society- $60,000
The Transportation Project provides transportation to breast cancer patients who need assistance getting to their treatments.
Asian American Health Coalition- $60,000
Project Phoenix provides breast cancer education, screening, diagnostic, treatment and patient navigation services for Asian American women.
Baylor College of Medicine- $42,000
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- $24,000
The Breast Cancer Prevention and Care Outreach Project provides education and screening services to the rural population in Chambers County.
Boat People SOS, Inc. Houston- $52,260
The Health Awareness and Promotion Project provides education and screening services for Vietnamese women in Harris, Fort Bend, Galveston, Chambers and Brazoria counties.
D’Feet Breast Cancer Inc. - $72,000
The D’Feet Breast Cancer Project provides breast cancer education, patient navigation services, screening and diagnostics to underserved and uninsured women who reside in Galveston County.
Good Neighbor Healthcare Center- $69,000
The Breast Health in the Community Project provides English and Spanish education plus breast cancer screening and diagnostics for low-income women with little or no health insurance living in Harris County.
Harris County Hospital District Foundation- $90,000
The Patient Navigation Services Project provides patient navigators to ensure prompt care for underserved women seeking breast health services at Harris Health System.
Health Center of Southeast Texas- $30,000
The Liberty County Breast Cancer Outreach, Screening and Diagnosis Project provides breast cancer screening, diagnostics and treatment to uninsured and underserved women.
Houston Hospice- $21,000
The Hospice Care for Unfunded Breast Cancer Patients Project provides funds for uninsured or underinsured breast cancer patients to cover personal care, equipment, medications and end of life care services.
Lesbian Health Initiative of Houston, Inc. - $27,000
The Breast Health Access Project provides breast cancer education, screening and navigation services and follow up care to underserved LGBT women.
Light & Salt Association- $20,400
The Increasing Access to Breast Cancer Education, Early Detection, and Treatment Related Support Serves for Asian-American Women Project provides education, screening and treatment support to underserved Asian-American Women.
Lone Star Community Health Center, Inc. - $45,000
The Breast Health Screening Expansion of Low Income Montgomery County Residents Project provides education, screening and diagnostic services to the uninsured and underinsured population in Montgomery County.
Northeast Hospital Foundation- $69,000
Project Mammogram provides breast cancer education, screening and treatment to medically underserved, low-income individuals living in Harris, Montgomery and Liberty counties.
OakBend Medical Center- $30,000
The West Fort Bend Breast Screening Project provides screening and diagnostic services for medically underserved women in West Fort Bend County.
Reconstruction of a Survivor- $15,340
The Survivors Offering Support Project improves the quality of life for breast cancer survivors by providing support services.
Spring Branch Community Health Center- $18,000
The Spring Branch Breast Health Project provides education, clinical breast exams and mammograms to underserved women.
The Houston Methodist Hospital Foundation- $120,000
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.
The 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.
The Rose- $165,000
The Comprehensive Breast Health Project provides a full spectrum of breast healthcare for a diverse group of women in Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty and Montgomery counties who are uninsured or unable to pay.
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston- $210,000
The Komen Complete Care Project provides breast health education, screening mammograms, diagnostic procedures, surgical excisions, and patient navigation for low-income, uninsured women residing in southeast Texas.
UTMB Angleton Danbury Campus - $30,000
The Pink Warrior Project provides education and screening to those in Southern Brazoria County.
Of each dollar raised by Komen Houston, 75 cents stays in the greater Houston community, through Komen-funded community grants, and the remaining 25 cents supports research efforts on a national level, which often stays in Houston for cutting edge research being conducted by Komen-Funded Scholars in the city’s incredible Texas Medical Center.
In addition to these community grants, this year, Komen Houston is also funding $644,000 to support the National Susan G. Komen Award and Research Grant Program.
About Susan G. Komen® Houston
Established in 1990 by passionate volunteers to support the individuals in need throughout the Houston area, Komen® Houston has granted over $48 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.
About Susan G. Komen
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 $800 million in research and provided more than $1.7 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 Facebook at facebook.com/susangkomen and Twitter @SusanGKomen.