Komen Kansas is the local source for funding breast cancer detection, support and educational awareness in Kansas. Through its 2015-2016 community grants, Komen Kansas is investing $303,000 in education, screening, diagnosis and support programs here in Kansas provided by local organizations that provide services to the medically underserved in our service area. Since it was founded in 1990, Komen Kansas has invested more than $4.5 million in local breast health agencies and organizations.
It is estimated that 1,990 women in Kansas will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. The funds Komen Kansas grants to community programs in our service area have made a positive difference in the lives of those living with this disease.
During the 2014-2015 grant cycle, Komen Kansas funding provided:
- 5966 people with breast health education
- 117 people with clinical breast exams
- 780 people with screening mammograms
- 53 people with diagnostic services
- 58 breast cancer patients with treatment assistance including transportation services to medical appointments
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.
Throughout 26 years, Komen Kansas has given more than $1.5 million toward research.