Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, the world's largest breast cancer organization, awarded more than $100 million in research grants last year, representing the largest single-year investment in research in the organization's 26-year history and a 30 percent increase over the previous year’s award total of $77 million. The 2011 grants slate moves Komen for the Cure closer to accomplishing its goal of investing another $2 billion in breast cancer research and community health programs by 2017.
The Southern Arizona Affiliate funds grants to local community projects providing education, community outreach and survivorship support; and/or screening and diagnostic services; and/or treatment services to the medically underserved, uninsured or underinsured. Funds are awarded to not-for profit organizations that provide innovative, non-duplicative breast health and breast cancer services directly to the medically underserved, uninsured and underinsured. Services to be provided in the Southern Arizona service area: Pima, Santa Cruz, Cochise, Yuma, Graham and Greenlee counties