Komen Colorado South is the local source for funding breast cancer detection, support and educational awareness in southern Colorado. Through its 2017 community grants, Komen Colorado South is investing $167,454 in education, diagnosis, treatment and support programs here in southern Colorado provided by 4 local organizations that serve uninsured or underinsured residents in our service area. Since it was founded in 1995, Komen Colorado South has invested more than $7.28 million in local breast health agencies and organizations.
The funds Komen Colorado South grants to community programs in our service area have made a positive difference in the lives of those living with this deadly disease.
Grants funded Komen Colorado South between 2013 and 2015 (results are still coming in for 2016), have provided:
- 5,572 people with breast health education
- 1,291 no-cost screening mammograms for medically underserved in our 14 county area residents
- 782 people with breast cancer diagnostic services
- 251 breast cancer patients with treatment assistance including transportation services to medical appointments, medical care, prostheses, and case management
- 370 people at high risk for hereditary breast cancer with no resources to pay for genetic screening – are now armed with the knowledge of their family risk and can take steps to manage their risk
- 34 breast cancers were detected in people who otherwise may not have had access to this life-saving information who are now able to seek treatment
The remaining 25 percent of net funds were invested in the Susan G. Komen Grants Program managed at the national level. To learn more about Susan G. Komen’s research investment, click here. Since 1985, Komen Colorado South has been fortunate to be able to invest more than $2.2 million solely toward research.