Komen Central Texas is the local source for funding breast cancer detection, support and educational awareness in Bell, Bosque, Coryell, Falls, McLennan, and Milam counties. Through its 2015-2016 community grants, Komen Central Texas is investing $95,813 in education, diagnosis, treatment and support programs here in Central Texas through 2 local organizations that serve uninsured or underinsured residents in our service area. Since it was founded in 1999, Komen Central Texas has invested more than $2.39 million in local breast health agencies and organizations.
Did you know that it is estimated that 7 people in our service area will be diagnosed with breast cancer weekly? The funds Komen Central Texas grants to community programs in our servicearea have made a positive difference in the lives of those living with this deadly disease.
During the 2013-2014 grant cycle, Komen Central Texas funding provided:
- 2,000 and more people with breast health education
- 134 no-cost clinical breast exams
- 344 no-cost screening mammograms for medically underserved Central Texas residents
- 158 people with breast cancer diagnostic services
- 1 breast cancer was detected in someone 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. To date, Komen Central Texas has been fortunate enough to be able to invest more than $774,767 solely toward research.