2014-2015 Grant Recipients

Since 1990, Komen Kansas has raised over $6 million with over $4.5 million in local breast health and breast cancer awareness projects and $1.5 million in national research grants, thanks to the generous support of our donors and sponsors.  These programs include:

Crawford County Health Department – Pittsburg   $7,655

Provides funding for local breast cancer support groups, the 14th annual breast cancer awareness candlelight vigil, and assistance in reducing the financial barriers preventing women from having their annual mammogram.

Hays Cancer Center    $45,861

Provides a Breast Health Patient Navigator will provide education and comprehensive care for rural women in Western Kansas at high risk for breast cancer including breast health recommendations, lifestyle, cancer risk and genetics.

Junction City/Geary County Health Department   $22,748

Provides breast health screenings, mammograms/follow-up referrals, and breast cancer prevention education to 3000 African American women in Geary County.

Kansas Department of Health and Environment – Statewide   $122,884

The KDHE Early Detection Works Program (EDW) provides Breast screenings and diagnostic services to women between the ages of 40-64 who  meet income and insurance guidelines.

United Methodist Mexican American Ministries – Garden City   $29,486

Provides screening mammography and ultrasounds for women under the age of 50 who are medically underserved.  The program targets services for Hispanic women in Western Kansas.  There will be an educational component and survivor support program, as well.

The University of Kansas Endowment   $30,564

The project will train lay navigators to lead a prevention campaign and assist local Spanish speaking women going through breast cancer diagnostics and treatment.  The project aims to raise breast self-awareness and prevention, enhance local screening resource utilization, and support the continuum of care needs of underserved Hispanic women.

The Witness Project of Kansas – Wichita   $27,802

Provides an education  and outreach program using African American volunteer cancer survivors and community lay health advisors.  The purpose of grant is to educate African American women by helping them through the health care system, enrolling more women in the Early Detection Works program, and ultimately lowering the continuing rising African American breast cancer mortality rate in Kansas.