Komen Dallas County is the local source for funding breast cancer detection, support and education in Dallas County. Through its 2017-2018 community grants, Komen Dallas County is investing more than $1.1 million into local breast health programs and national research for the cures.
On the local level Komen Dallas County has granted over $750,000 to education, screening, diagnostics, treatment, patient navigation and transportation programs here in Dallas County during the 2017-2018 grant year. The grants were awarded to six local programs that serve uninsured or underinsured Dallas County Residents. Since its inception in 1992, Komen Dallas County has invested almost $26 million in local breast health agencies and organizations.
This year Komen Dallas County contributed over $350,000 to Susan G. Komen® national breast cancer research programs. To learn more about Susan G. Komen’s research investment, click here. Komen Dallas County has been able to invest nearly $8 million solely toward research since its founding in 1992.
The funds Komen Dallas County grants to community programs in the Dallas area have made a positive difference in the lives of those living with this deadly disease. During the 2015-2016 grant year, our local funding provided support to thousands of Dallas County residents. Here’s a look at some successes from the 2015-2016 grant year (results from the 2016-2017 grant year will be announced later this year).
- 14,131 services provided
- 11,987 people received breast cancer education
- 3,870 mammograms provided
- 1,1142 diagnostic tests performed
- 304 people received treatment assistance
- 149 Affiliate funded mobile mammography unit events
- 73 breast cancers detected