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WNY Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure awards community grants for breast health education, community outreach, breast cancer screening efforts

by jmaloni

Press release

Tue, Apr 2nd 2013 08:45 am

The Western New York Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure has announced it awarded five grants totaling $267,443 to programs providing breast cancer services in Western New York.

All of these grants address elements of unmet breast cancer needs in the community. The Komen Western New York Affiliate works with local health care professionals and community leaders to identify gaps in breast health in underserved communities. The community grants selected for funding this year aim to positively impact breast health and breast cancer in the most vulnerable communities of Komen WNY's eight-county service area.

2013-14 Komen Western New York Community Grantees are:

  • Erie County Department of Health
  • International Institute of Buffalo The Research Foundation of State University of New York on behalf of University at Buffalo
  • Roswell Park Alliance Foundation
  • WCA Hospital

Komen Western New York is part of the affiliate network of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the world's largest and most progressive grassroots network fighting to end breast cancer forever. Since 2001, the Susan G. Komen Western New York Race for the Cure has raised more than $3.5 million. Seventy five percent of that money stays right here in Western New York, funding programs that serve the local community. The remaining funds are invested in breast cancer research through the Komen National Research Grant program. Because of excellent Western New York research facilities, for the past six years, more than three times that amount has come back to Western New York for cutting edge research programs.

For more detailed information on the grants awarded, visit www.komenwy.org. Grantees will attend the Race for the Cure kickoff luncheon on April 18, where formal announcement of the awards will be made.

The Susan G. Komen Western New York Race for the Cure takes place on Saturday, June 8, at the Delaware Park Rose Garden. Registration is open online at www.komenwny.org. This year marks the 13th anniversary of the WNY Race for the Cure.

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