Komen Chicago is the local source for funding breast cancer detection, support and educational awareness in the Chicagoland Area. Since it was founded in 1997, Komen Chicago has invested more than $16 million in local breast health agencies and organizations.
The funds Komen Chicago grants to community programs in the Chicagoland area have made a positive difference in the lives of those living with this deadly disease. In 2013-2016, our local funding provided support to thousands. Here’s a look at some successes from April 2015- March 2016.
- 15,426 people received breast cancer education
- 2,720 clinical breast exams were provided
- 1,428 screening mammograms provided
- 202 diagnostic tests performed
- 351 people received treatment support
- 233 genetic tests performed
- 865 translation services were provided
- 4229 patients were navigated through the Continuum of Care
- 42 breast cancer detected
The remaining 25 percent of net funds were invested in the Susan G. Komen Research Grants program managed at the national level. To learn more about Susan G. Komen’s research investment, click here.