Since 1997, Susan G. Komen Central Indiana® has awarded more than $15 million in community grants to local organizations that deliver breast health services in its 21-county service area. In 2014, your support enabled Komen to award nearly $850,000 to local breast health service providers.
Grant funds cover screenings (clinical breast exams and mammograms), diagnostics (biopsies and ultrasounds), treatment assistance, health care navigation, medication assistance and support services such as transportation, child care, wigs and prosthetics which help ensure women complete treatment with the support they need but can’t afford.
Since 2005, nearly 1000 women have been diagnosed with breast cancer as a result of Komen grant dollars. In the past year, Komen grant funding reached over 35,000 Hoosiers with life-saving breast health services including mammograms, diagnostics, patient navigation and survivor support.
*If a resident lives in Komen Central Indiana’s 21-county service area and is in need of breast health assistance, she or he can contact the nearest grantee to find local resources.
The 2014 grantee selection committee consisted of community members who reviewed applications and prioritized the applicant programs based on the needs outlined in the most recent community needs assessment, which is conducted every four years. To see breast health statistics in Central Indiana – including areas with highest incidence and mortality rates or the lowest employment or insurance rates – go to the Quantitative Data: Measuring Breast Cancer Impact in Local Communities: http://www.komenindy.org/assets/grants-documents/2014-quantitative-data.pdf