Komen Atlanta raises more than $1 million at annual Race for the Cure
Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta raised over $1 million at the annual Race for the Cure to support its mission to enable our community to detect and survive breast cancer by facilitating access to quality care, providing education and supporting research. At this year’s event, Komen Atlanta also announced the grants awarded to 18 local healthcare organizations, highlighting the impact of the funds raised by Race for the Cure participants, sponsors and donors.
“Every day in Metro Atlanta, seven women are diagnosed with breast cancer,” said Cati Diamond Stone, executive director of Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta. “Support from Race for the Cure participants and donors allows Komen Atlanta to continue its vital work funding local grant programs and improving breast cancer outcomes in our community.”
Komen Atlanta has awarded more than $29 million in grants to local Metro Atlanta healthcare organizations since 1991. This year, Komen Atlanta’s expanded grant program prioritizes programs that reach Metro Atlanta’s high-risk and high-need communities, particularly African-American, Latina, recent immigrant and LGBTQ populations. These 18 Metro Atlanta healthcare organizations will share $1.63 million in grants to address gaps and barriers to accessing breast health services and enable our community to detect and survive breast cancer.
The 18 Komen Atlanta grant recipients for 2016 are:
- Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc.
- Boat People SOS
- Center for Black Women’s Wellness
- Center for Pan Asian Community Service, Inc. (CPACS)
- Cobb County Department of Public Health
- Grady Health Foundation
- Gwinnett, Newton and Rockdale County Health Departments
- Lighthouse Lymphedema Network
- Northside Hospital – Two Grants
- Piedmont Fayette Hospital
- Piedmont Hospital
- Saint Joseph’s Mercy Foundation
- SRMC: Women’s Center at Spivey Station
- The Good Samaritan Health Center, Inc.
- The Health Initiative
- TurningPoint Breast Cancer Rehabilitation
- WellStar Foundation
- YWCA of Greater Atlanta
“Komen Atlanta is proud to work with our community partners to fight breast cancer in Metro Atlanta,” said Stone. “Together with these partners Komen Atlanta is able to meet the unique needs of our local community.”