Komen North Florida is the local source for funding breast cancer detection, support and educational awareness in North Florida. Through its 2015-2016 community grants, Komen North Florida is investing $174,000 in education, diagnosis, treatment and support programs here in North Florida providing multiple local organizations that serve uninsured or underinsured residents in our service area. Since it was founded in 1994, Komen North Florida has invested more than $2 million in local breast health agencies and organizations.
It is estimated that thousands of people in our service area today are living with breast cancer. The funds Komen North Florida grants to community programs in our service area have made a positive difference in the lives of those living with this deadly disease.
During the 2014-2015 grant cycle, Komen North Florida funding provided:
- 4,700 people with breast health education
- 1,061 no-cost screening mammograms for medically underserved North Florida residents
- 166 people with breast cancer diagnostic services
- 854 breast cancer patients with treatment assistance including transportation services to medical appointments, medical care, prostheses, and case management
- 17 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. In 2014-2015, Komen North Florida was fortunate to be able to invest more than $59,000 solely toward research.
Please Note: Susan G. Komen North Florida is not a direct service provider. We do not provide funds directly to individuals for screening or treatment, nor do we determine individual eligibility, make referrals or influence the screening or treatment decisions of the organizations we fund.