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Current Grant Recipients

Susan G. Komen® Southern Arizona Announces 2014-2015 Grant Recipients 

The Susan G. Komen® Southern Arizona Affiliate is pleased to announce this year’s Community Grants Recipients. Susan G. Komen Southern Arizona is awarding a total of $204,763 to eight local organizations in its 6-county service area. The grants are given to a wide variety of organizations in Southern Arizona to fund mammograms, biopsies, chemotherapy, radiation, navigation, education and survivor support programs for local residents in need. Grants are selected by an independent Grant Review Committee. Since 1999, Komen Southern Arizona has invested over $5.75 million in the local Southern Arizona community via its Community Grants Program. 

University of Arizona Foundation for the benefit of Arizona Cancer Center 
  • ¡Vida! Educational Series Breast Health Promotion Program. $9,999 
To provide breast cancer survivors, co-survivors, and health care providers in Southern Arizona culturally competent bilingual in-person trainings, teleconferences, and delayed recorded viewing on the internet. 

Arizona Oncology Associates Foundation 
  • Breast Cancer Survivor Programs and Services. $10,000 
To support patients with programs and information about day-to-day living with breast cancer. Specific support to include transportation vouchers; Integrative Therapies such as massage, reflexology, and acupuncture; Group Movement such as Yoga, Qi Gong and Dancing Tai JI; Chemotherapy and other support groups; Educational Classes; an extensive Resource Library; a Wig and Head Covering Loan Program; Nutrition Information; and Dental Services.

Chiricahua Community Health Centers, Inc. 
  • CCHCI’s Breast Friends. $50,000 To provide treatment for individuals diagnosed with breast cancer in Cochise County who have no other resources and to eliminate barriers individuals face in Southeast Arizona to achieving breast health via education and awareness raising. 
Pima County Health Department 
  • Bridging the Gap-Screening. $25,000 
To provide breast cancer screening and diagnostic services to Pima County uninsured and underinsured individuals 40 years of age and older and minority women in rural areas who do not qualify for other services such as Well Woman Healthcheck. 

St. Elizabeth’s Health Center 
  • St. Elizabeth’s Health Center Breast Cancer Treatment Program. $49,795 
To provide surgery, radiation, chemotherapy and related treatment costs for uninsured/underinsured men and women diagnosed with breast cancer who don’t qualify for other funding sources. 

Tucson Medical Center 
  • TMC Breast Health and Education Program. $25,000 
To provide screening mammograms and follow up to low income, uninsured women 40 years of age or older; to increase breast health care through outreach; and to ensure patient access to the continuum of care.

Arizona Board of Regents, University of Arizona 
  • Education and Screening for BRCA 1/2 Mutations and Associated Cancer Risks to Underserved Populations. $24,969 
To provide screening for BRCA ½ Mutations, education on breast cancer risks and genetic counseling for BRCA1/2 gene mutations to under/uninsured urban, rural, and Latina populations at high risk for hereditary breast cancer and to recommend ‘high risk’ cancer prevention options for participants and their family members. 

Regional Center for Border Health, Inc. 
  • “Between Friends/Entre Amigas” Breast Cancer Awareness Program. $10,000 
To establish Breast Cancer Resource Centers in collaboration with Yuma County Library System and to increase access to breast health screenings and treatment services for the uninsured via community based education efforts to enroll women in the Well Woman Healthcheck Program.