2017-2018 Community Partners

SUSAN G. KOMEN® DALLAS COUNTY INVESTS OVER $1.1 MILLION IN LOCAL BREAST HEALTH SERVICES AND NATIONAL BREAST CANCER RESEARCH PROGRAMS

DALLAS – April 24, 2017 – Susan G. Komen Dallas County announced their 2017-2018 Community Partners at their Promise Breakfast on April 21, 2017. The six chosen Community Partners received funds that will benefit underserved Dallas County residents, and further the mission to save lives in Dallas County by meeting the most critical needs of the community.

“The Community Grants Program provides life-saving breast health services for the uninsured and underinsured residents of Dallas County. Our 2017-2018 Community Partners were selected because of their tireless dedication, energy and effort towards our mission. We are delighted to partner with them to help ensure that one day, breast cancer is eliminated for all. Furthermore, being on the front lines fighting for patients, our Community Partners demonstrate what it means to be More Than Pink™, each and every day.” Komen Dallas County Mission Manager, Aisha Heath, explains the importance of the Komen Dallas County Community Grants Program.

The 2017-2018 Community Partners and their services include: American Cancer Society (Transportation), The Bridge Breast Network (Education, Diagnostics, Treatment and Patient Navigation), Methodist Health System Foundation (Screening and Diagnostics), Methodist Richardson Medical Center- Asian Breast Health Outreach Project (ABHOP) (Screening and Patient Navigation), Parkland Foundation (Screening, Diagnostics and Transportation) and Texas Health Resources Foundation (Education and Screening).

“I love helping and caring for others by navigating them to the assistance they need. I put myself in that person’s situation and think what if that individual was my mother, grandmother, or aunt needing assistance? I would want someone to help them; someone with a caring heart.” Elizabeth Guzman, Patient Navigator for the Bridge Breast Network, describes what it is like to be the “bridge of hope” for so many in need. Patient Navigation at the Bridge Breast Network is just one of the many services that are provided to the residents of Dallas County through the Komen Dallas County Community Grants Program.

Overall, Komen Dallas County invested more than $1.1 million in local breast health services and national breast cancer research programs. Komen Dallas County is grateful to all of its donors, sponsors, and volunteers who made this contribution possible.

The Susan G. Komen Dallas Race for the Cure® raises a substantial amount of the funds invested in these programs. The Dallas Race for the Cure celebrates its 35th anniversary on October 28, 2017 at NorthPark Center.

About Susan G. Komen® Dallas County

Komen Dallas County is committed to Dallas’ fight against breast cancer. Since its inception, Komen Dallas County has invested almost $26 million in local breast health programs providing education, screening, diagnostic treatment, patient navigation and transportation services. Komen Dallas County has also invested nearly $8 million in national, cutting edge research to find the cures so that future generations will not have to face this devastating disease.