Komen Chicago is the local source for funding breast cancer detection, support and educational awareness in the Chicagoland Area. Through its 2014-2015 community grants, Komen Chicago is investing nearly $1.3 million into navigation, screening/diagnosis, treatment and support programs here in the Chicagoland Area provided by seventeen local organizations that serve uninsured or underinsured Chicagoland Area Residents. Since it was founded in 1997, Komen Chicago has invested more than $15 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 2013-2014, our local funding provided support to thousands. Here’s a look at some successes from last year.
- 10,288 people received breast cancer education
- 3,126 clinical breast exams were provided
- 753 screening mammograms provided
- 1,057 diagnostic tests performed
- 731 people received treatment support
- 125 genetic tests performed
- 149 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. In 2013-2014, Komen Chicago was fortunate to be able to invest more than $400,000 solely toward research.