SUSAN G. KOMEN® DALLAS COUNTY ANNOUNCES OVER $1 MILLION INVESTMENT IN LOCAL BREAST HEALTH SERVICES AND NATIONAL BREAST CANCER RESEARCH PROGRAMS AT ANNUAL PROMISE BREAKFAST

DALLAS – April 23, 2018 – Susan G. Komen® Dallas County announced their 2018-2019 Community Partners at their annual Promise Breakfast this past Friday, April 20, 2018 at the Belo Mansion in Dallas. The five chosen Community Partners received funds that will benefit uninsured and underinsured Dallas County residents, and further their mission to save lives in Dallas County by meeting the most critical needs of the community and investing in breakthrough research.

“The Community Grants Program provides life-saving breast health services for the uninsured and underinsured residents of Dallas County. Our 2018-2019 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 Dennie, explains the importance of the Komen Dallas County Community Grants Program.

The 2018-2019 Community Partners and their services include: American Cancer Society (Treatment Support (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, Diagnostics, Treatment Support (Transportation) and Patient Navigation), and Texas Health Resources Foundation (Education, Screening and Diagnostics).

The 2018 Komen Dallas County Promise Breakfast also united experts in the breast health field for a panel discussion over health disparities in the Dallas County community and beyond. The panel discussed the importance of education, early detection, and how “where you live shouldn’t determine if you live.”

Fundraising efforts for the event were a huge success due in part by the support of sponsors like Frost and Methodist Dallas Medical Center at the Platinum level, along with several other sponsors, donors and attendees.

Komen Dallas County looks forward to another year of fundraising, including their largest fundraiser, the 36th annual Susan G. Komen Dallas Race for the Cure®, which will be held on October 27th at NorthPark Center.