KOMEN GREATER FORT WORTH TO AWARD $600,000 IN GRANTS TO FIVE LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS
Susan G. Komen® Greater Fort Worth announced today that the organization will grant $600,000 to five local organizations dedicated to ending breast cancer in the service area of Tarrant, Parker, Johnson and Hood counties.
This year’s grantees include: Bridge Breast Network, Cancer Care Services, Moncrief Cancer Institute, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Huguley Hospital Fort Worth South.
Through these grants, uninsured and underinsured individuals will receive needed breast cancer screenings, diagnostics, and treatment services. In addition, grants will fund breast health education, raising breast cancer awareness in the local community.
“We are very proud to partner with these outstanding organizations to provide mammograms and related cancer services to women and men in our community who could not otherwise afford them,” said MaryAnn Means-Dufrene, Executive Director of Susan G. Komen® Greater Fort Worth. “People who have difficulty accessing health care tend to receive later stage cancer diagnoses and thus have a much lower chance of surviving breast cancer. We believe that everyone deserves a chance at a fair fight, so we work to ensure individuals get the health resources they need.”
Komen Greater Fort Worth is able to make this contribution to education, detection and treatment initiatives for men and women battling breast cancer through community donations, fundraisers and their largest source of income, the annual Susan G. Komen Greater Fort Worth Race for the Cure®. Seventy-five percent of the net funds raised stay in the organization’s four county service area, with the remaining 25 percent earmarked for national breast cancer research programs. In the Affiliate’s first 23 years, more than $23 million dollars has been raised for the cause locally.