Susan G. Komen® Great Plains has awarded an $85,000 grant to OneWorld Community Health Centers for breast cancer screening and treatment for Hispanic women.
At OneWorld, the grant from Komen will support an initiative to primarily screen low-income Hispanic women for breast cancer. The project will involve screenings, clinical breast exams, mammograms and coordination of breast cancer treatment for low-income, uninsured patients.
“With these funds, we will be able to provide breast health services for underserved women in our community who might not otherwise be able to afford care,” Andrea Skolkin, Chief Executive Officer of OneWorld Community Health Centers, said. “We are grateful for Komen’s help with providing these important and potentially life-saving services for our patients.”
Komen Great Plains is one of more than seventy local Affiliates of the world’s largest breast cancer organization, working in communities across the U.S. to meet the most critical needs. To help achieve Komen’s goal to reduce current breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the U.S. by 2026, Komen Affiliates fund innovative breast health projects that provide vitally needed breast cancer screening, diagnostic and treatment services and support, including patient navigation, education, medical supplies and financial assistance.
“Susan G. Komen was founded on a promise between two sisters to make things better for those facing breast cancer,” Karen Daneu, CEO of Susan G. Komen® Great Plains, said. “Because of the generosity of donors, Komen Great Plains can continue that promise to the people of Nebraska and South Dakota by providing life-saving local programs and groundbreaking research.”
About Susan G. Komen and Komen Great Plains:
Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit outside of the U.S. government while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Komen has set a Bold Goal to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the U.S. by 2026. Since its founding in 1982, Komen has funded more than $988 million in research and provided more than $2.2 billion in funding to screening, education, treatment and psychosocial support programs. Komen has worked in more than 60 countries worldwide. Komen was founded by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life.
Komen Great Plains is working to better the lives of those facing breast cancer in the local community. Komen Great Plains has invested $9 million in community breast health programs in Nebraska and South Dakota and has helped contribute to the more than $988 million invested globally in research. For more information, call 402-502-2979 or visit komengreatplains.org.